Opening an In Ground Pool

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PROCEDURE FOR OPENING INGROUND POOLS:

1.  PUMP ALL WATER OFF COVER WITH COVER PUMP.

2.  REMOVE ALL DEBRIS OFF COVER.

3.  WITH A HELPER, PULL COVER OFF POOL (LEAVE A COUPLE OF WATER TUBES IN PLACE

AT FAR END OF POOL TO PREVENT IT FALLING IN WHEN YOU ARE PULLING IT OFF).

4.  REMOVE RETURN PLUGS AND REINSTALL RETURN FITTINGS

5.  REINSTALL ALL PLUGS IN EQUIPMENT (2 IN PUMP, 1 IN FILTER, 2 IN HEATER PLUS

RECONNECT PRESSURE SWITCH INSIDE CABINET, ALSO PUT PRESSURE GAUGE BACK

ON FILTER IF IT WAS REMOVED, ALSO REINSTALL CHLORINATOR IF IT WAS REMOVED.

6.  REMOVE PLUGS AND/OR GIZZMO IN SKIMMER(S).

7.  RAISE WATER LEVEL TO MIDWAY IN SKIMMER.

8.  IF POOL IS EQUIPTED WITH IN FLOOR CLEANING SYSTEM AND IT WAS WINTERIZED

MAKE SURE THAT ACUATOR IS PUT BACK TOGETHER BEFORE STARTING EQUIPMENT.

9.  START EQUIPMENT UP AND CHECK FOR LEAKS.

10.  CLEAN POOL OF DUST AND DEBRIS

11.  TEST WATER OR BRING IN SAMPLE TO STORE FOR TESTING.

12.  ADJUST WATER BALANCE AND SANITIZER LEVEL.

13. FOR POOLS EQUIPTED WITH A HEATER, TURN MAIN GAS SUPPLY ON, TURN GAS CONTROL

INSIDE HEATER CABINET TO PILOT, PUSH DOWN AND HOLD WHILE LIGHTING PILOT, CONTINUE TO HOLD

DOWN UNTIL PILOT FLAME TAKES HOLD, THEN TURN KNOB TO ON/RUN (IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL MINUTES FOR

PILOT TO TAKE HOLD SO DON’T GIVE UP TO EARLY).

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