Start up Guide

DoDo1975

Active member
May 22, 2020
33
Kelowna, Canada
Is there any good pool startup guide anywhere. I have spent the last 4 months building my pool and I have everything hooked up, but need to build up the guts to start it all up

I have a cartridge filter, heater and SWG as well. I suspect all i need to do it prime the pump and turn it on, dump some salt in and then take a sample down to the pool store for chemicals.

Is it this simple?
 

DoDo1975

Active member
May 22, 2020
33
Kelowna, Canada
I have read every manual I have, hundreds of hours of documentation about building a pool, but you are right I have not read about how to open the pool up; thats why I am soliciting a good resource to read :)
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
21,147
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Not much of a startup guide needed for a vinyl pool.

What is the pH, TA, CH of your fill water?

Add water and ...

 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
21,147
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
You asking about water chemistry or equipment operation?
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
21,147
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Fill the pool with water up to at least 1/2 way up the skimmer mouth; set all valves properly; turn on power to equipment; put ET panel in SERVICE mode; turn on pump; pump should prime and water start flowing; check for leaks; check water level in skimmer.

Post pics of your equipment if you want to discuss in more detail.