Plans are to close on our home with a pool on the 19th of July. I have been in several pools, owned a few blow up pools, but never an aboveground pool. This one is 30' in diameter and was told to be 30" deep. Right now it has rainwater from over the winter and some leaves and debris in it. So.... I am soaking up all the info I can to get it up and running soon after we move in. I'm thinking after hooking up the pump and whatever else has been disconnected, to fill it up with our well water, clean the debris out, and call a pro to get it up and running with proper ph, etc. It will be a month or six weeks before we get fully moved in and living there day to day. Am I on the right track? TIA . Oh, the filter looks like a huge egg, and the pump, well it looks like a pump. Sorry I cannot be more specific at this time.