Spring is here which means that summer is not too far behind. We are so excited about the new season and helping our pool owner friends get their pools ready for the season! While we strongly recommend letting us do the big opening of your pool, there are a few things that you can do to make it easier for us and allow the process to go smoothly. Swimming pool opening can be a difficult task and there are many steps that require an expert eye to ensure that nothing is missed. Here are 5 excellent tips to help your swimming pool opening run smoothly this spring.
This is a great place to start when you are ready to open your swimming pool. After a long fall and winter season, there are surely leaves and other debris that has collected. Next, you are going to want to get as much of the collected water, if there is any, off of the cover as well. You definitely do not want to dump that dirty water into your pool. After this, you can remove the cover and give it a more thorough cleaning in order to fold it and put it away until you need it again.
Most times you will need to do several rounds of tests and adjustments to get your pool into a safe, healthy level. Knowing where you are starting from is always great information to have on hand if you are having a company come in to do your opening. This also gives you great practice to refresh your memory of how to do the testing and adjusting chemicals for the summer. This also gives you the opportunity to have a sample tested if you are having trouble figuring out your chemical levels and how to make an adjustment.
No matter how careful you are when you are removing your pool cover, there is always debris to be found in your pool. You will still need to spend some time cleaning the water. This is also a good opportunity to brush and vacuum the pool and all related equipment.
You want to be certain that you can enjoy your pool safely this summer and this includes the area around your pool. This also gives you a chance to make any needed repairs. The fact is that winter and the cold puts stress on the concrete or wood decking that is around your pool, the furniture and any decor that you have around the pool area. You want to be sure that there is no way that your family or guests get hurt while enjoying the pool.
This is the perfect time to take stock of what chemicals you have on hand as well as make sure that all your equipment is in good working condition. More than just taking stock of your supplies, check the expiration dates and dispose of any that are past their expiration as they will no longer be effective. If you are disposing of chemical, be sure that you check the local laws as some of these chemicals are considered hazardous. Lastly, check your safety supplies like first aid kits or throw rings, toys that you like to keep for your family or guests and all other pool supplies that you like to keep around.
If you follow these tips you will set yourself up for a smooth swimming pool opening. We would also like to add that if you are in the market to upgrade your pool, this is the time to do it. Before you open your pool is the best time to plan your updates such as improving your decking or adding that cold climate pool heat pump that you have been dreaming of to give you the ability to extend your swimming season! If you are ready to start talking to us about your swimming pool opening be sure to contact us today!