Pool company half opened swamp pool; what to do?

bjsbuds

LifeTime Supporter
Mar 16, 2012
129
Cincinnati, OH
Opened pool up, and it was a swamp again. I know this was expensive, but I could stand the thought of dealing with all those chemicals trying to get the pool clear, and the liner was all bleached out, so I decided to replace the liner.

I get a call from the pool company I use to close the pool; I open the pool myself. They tell me they are at my house opening the pool, and asking where my cartridges are. I said you guys don't open my pool, I do. They said they were in the area so they thought they would open it. I said I am replacing the liner, so don't open the pool.

I get home and see that they had removed one of the jet plugs, and the plug in the skimmer. So I assume that means all that swamp water is in my plumbing lines?

The new liner has been installed, and the pool is 90% filled. I am afraid if I turn on the pump that I will see a bunch of swamp water pumped into the pool from laying in those lines. If I am correct, is there anything I can do? I thought about using a shop-vac and trying to suck any water out from the lines.
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
20,225
Laughlin, NV
Add chlorine to your water now. 3 ppm. Mix it with the water you are adding. When the tiny amount of water in the lines gets mixed in, the chlorine will take care of it.
 

bjsbuds

LifeTime Supporter
Mar 16, 2012
129
Cincinnati, OH
Sorry to ask; how do I determine 3 ppm? Since the water level is almost to the skimmers can I pour a couple of jugs of bleach into them to get it in the lines?