The winter season has past and warmer temperatures are rapidly approaching. The time to open your pool is here. Let us help you take the steps to open your pool the easy way. All the supplies you will need are just a click away, so let's get started.
First things first, if you have a winter pool cover on your swimming pool there are a few things you need to do before removing it:
- Remove leaves from the pool cover
- Pump the water and debris off of the pool cover
Now that that's done you can remove, wash, dry and store your pool cover with ease. Next, remove any winterizing plugs or plates and check for obstructions or cracks.
Next, you will need to check your swimming pools equipment. In this step, the first thing you'll want to do is cross your fingers for good luck. Now, get a pen ready to check off each item on the to-do list below:
Turn on the motor for a couple seconds to make sure it is not seized, then turn it off immediately. If there is anything wrong, have it serviced immediately.
Check your filter system and skimmer basket. Remember to follow your owner's manual! For best result, run your filter continuously for two to three days or at least 10 hours a day.
If you have a cartridge filter, open it up and double check to make sure you don't need to get a replacement filter cartridge before running your system.
Check and Balance Water
Take Away the Chill:
Since you're pool is going to need a little more than the sun to keep warm, you will need to give it some help to get to the temperature you desire using one of the following products: