Now that we are into the month of April, it is time to gear up for the best season of the year: pool season! Not so fast though; there is one very important step that needs to be done first. That’s right, you need to go through the process of opening your pool. If you are a new pool owner who has never opened a pool before, you need to know that the process is more involved than simply rolling back the pool cover and diving in. But not to worry, we will provide some helpful tips on how to open your pool for the summer. And just so we are all on the same page, we should mention that the tips in this article apply to both “above ground” and “in ground” pools.
Removing The Cover
Of course, you need to take the cover off before you can jump in the pool, but removing the cover is a more involved process than you might think. After removing the cover, you should clean and dry it. The pool cover should only be stored when it is clean and dry. Storing a wet, dirty pool cover will allow mold and mildew to accumulate while the pool cover is in storage. This will result in an unpleasant pool closing in the fall. Reputable pool companies can handle the cleaning and storing for you.
Reattach Your Deck Equipment
If you need to attach or reattach deck equipment – such as ladders and diving boards – to the outside of your pool, now is the time to do so. It is also the time to make sure that such equipment is securely attached to your pool. This means double checking to make sure that the ladders are properly fastened, and inspecting the bolts on your diving board (if you have one) to make sure that it is tight. The safety of you and your family depends on it.
Check The Chemical Levels In Your Water
In order to make sure that your pool stays clean at the start of the swimming season, you will need to add the proper chemicals (such as chlorine) to your water. Before doing that, however, you will need to have your water tested. A pool company will be able to examine the chemical levels in your pool, using sophisticated technology. They will also be able to add chemicals as needed, so that your pool will be ready to go.
Contact A Pool Company
There are several other steps involved with opening a pool. These steps include (but are not limited to):
- Checking the pump
- Cleaning the pool
- Clearing the hoses
- Clearing and checking the pool’s filter
Frankly, this whole process can be quite time-consuming and overwhelming. This is why we recommend outsourcing all of the pool opening functions to a Fairlawn pool opening company. A pool opening company will be able to have your pool up and running in no time. This company will also be able to maintain your pool throughout the summer, and even close it in the winter.