North Eastern Ohio pool opening

mrramsey

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Jul 19, 2014
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I think I am going to open the pool next weekend. The last time I looked under the cover before the ice set in the water was crystal clear. I probably need to add a thousand gallons to the pool. I had tried one of the skimmer covers so as not to have to drain it down but when ice set in the thing kept leaking so I drained below the skimmer anyways. Oh well I won't try that again.

Is there anything in particular I should look out for during the opening?

Should I bother testing the water before I refill it or just do it after?

I need to replace the eyeball insert for the return totally screwed that up removing it when I closed the pool in the fall. I am also thinking of hard plumbing the lines this season.
 

pooldv

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If you are chlorinating with pucks then you might want to test your CYA to make sure it isn't too high before filling.
 

mrramsey

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Hudson Ohio
If you are chlorinating with pucks then you might want to test your CYA to make sure it isn't too high before filling.
thanks pooldv, I do use tablets in an external chlorinator but did monitor CYA regularly last season. I took a hybrid approach using the tablets to maintain and adjusted the chlorine levels with bleach. So far that approach seemed to work pretty well and I only ran the pool 3x per day for 3 hours each cycle.
 

pooldv

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Aacckkkk! Somebody spammed your post! :)

Sounds like you have everything under control and are ready to go. Send us a pic of your swamp bellyflop. :)