Steps for Opening Your Pool for the Season

Having a pool in your backyard is a wonderful luxury. While it would be lovely to keep it open all year, most homeowners live in areas where cold winter temperatures make this unviable. Thus there comes a time every spring when pool openings are necessary. Here are the steps the professionals take to get your pool ready to use.

1. Remove and Store Cover

The first thing they have to do is carefully remove the cover. Since it serves the purpose of keeping leaves and other things out of the empty pool all winter, it likely has some debris on top. It must be folded carefully so that the mess doesn’t get in the pool, which would negate the point of using a cover in the first place. Once removed, pool specialists can clean and dry the cover so that you can store it in a safe place, making it ready to use when you close the pool again.

2. Refill Pool

Pool openings involve reconnecting all the hoses to water sources. Once the technicians have done this and tested for leaks, your pool is ready to fill! They will also test your hoses and pumps to ensure that there are no leaks. Since repairs can take some time to complete, it’s a good idea to start the opening process about three weeks before you want to start using it.

3. Sanitize Pool

The last step that will need to be completed before you use the pool is sanitation. Regardless of whether you have a saltwater or chlorine pool, the technicians have to make sure it has the right balance and is clean and safe to swim in. 

When the weather gets warmer, it’s time to get the pool ready for action. Contact professional pool technicians to help you with pool openings and all the steps that go into doing them correctly.