Pump the water off the winter cover with a submersible pump, if applicable. Remove the winter cover from the pool and properly clean and dry it before you store it in a safe place for the summer.
Position your pump next to the filter where it was installed before winterizing your pool.
Connect the pump and the filter together with the pressure hose. The pressure hose goes from the top of the pump to the filter inlet indicated as “pump”.
Connect the pressure hose from the bottom of the skimmer to the front of the pump.
Connect the pressure hose from the return to the filter outlet indicated as “return”.
If you have an automatic chlorinator or a salt system, it must be installed on the return line between the return and the filter. Make sure the flow arrow indicated on your automatic chlorinator is pointing towards the pool. The automatic chlorinator or salt system must be the last item installed on the return line. If you have a heater and/or nature II purifier, please follow this sequence: skimmer – pump – filter – heater – nature II purifier – automatic chlorinator or salt system – return.
If you have a heater, make sure the drain plugs are installed and tightened properly to prevent leaks. Also reconnect the pressure switch located inside the front panel of the heater. It is recommended to have the heater serviced by a certified gas technician. Please follow the manufacturer’s instructions in the owner’s manual.
Install the pressure gauge on the filter. Put Teflon tape on the threaded part of the pressure gauge and screw it gently into the orifice. It should only be hand tightened.
Install the backwash hose on the filter outlet indicated as “waste”.
Install drain cap at the bottom of the filter tank.
Fill the pool with water half way up the skimmer opening.
If you have a bottom drain, make sure that the 3 way valve is opened in every direction to not restrict the water flow before starting the pump. The handle on the 3 way valve should NOT be facing any openings because whichever opening the handle is facing, that opening is closed. Do not worry about the anti-freeze in the bottom drain pipe. This product is non-toxic and will mix with the pool water once you start the pump.
Make sure the skimmer basket and weir door are properly inserted in the skimmer.
Let the pool circulate at least 24 hours.
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