Here are some tips to help you open your pool this spring!
1- Open early! It will be more beneficial for your pool to open early to mid April. This will help to prevent algae growth under the cover. This will also help to get all your chemistry corrected before the heat and sun comes into play. If you have your chemistry corrected before the sun and heat comes it makes it easier to maintain when it gets hot out.
2- Remove all excess water off the top of your pool cover. If you have a pool cover on your pool, chances are there is a fair amount of water built up on the cover. By removing this water it will make your cover removal much easier!
3- Proper cover care will keep your cover strong and clean! Make sure once you remove you cover to clean, fold, and store it in a safe space to avoid any further damage throughout the summer.
4- Reconnect all pool equipment. You will want to reconnect all pool equipment that you disconnected before the winter season. Make sure to remove all winterizing plugs and replace them with the correct new ones.
5- Remove and prevent all metal stains with metal free! Throughout the winter season your pool can be coated with copper and iron build up. These metals can be difficult to remove once they have stained the walls, so its best to clear them off early! Just one quart of Stain and Scale during the opening can help neutralize the metals in your pool and prevent new ones from occurring.
6- Brush and vacuum your pool thoroughly. Even if you use a solid pool cover during the winter, there is still a great chance there is dirt and debris still in your pool. Make sure to give your pool a thorough brushing and vacuuming before shocking your pool.
7- When the pool is opened it is always a good thing to add some Chlorine Shock and Algaecide even if no algae isn't present. This will eliminate any bacteria that may have become present over the winter. This will help make for a healthy start up.
8- If you have not signed up to be one of our April Service Customers then here are some ways you can help your pool open clear in the spring. By adding some algaecide and liquid Chlorine this will help kill off any existing algae or help to prevent any from forming. you would add these two chemicals in mid march before the pool is opened for the season.
These are some basic starter tips to help you with your opening. For more information and pool tips give us a call at our office!
Spring opening tips!