The weather is getting steadily warmer, and for millions of homeowners, that means it’s time to get the pool ready for summer fun. However, opening your pool isn’t as simple as pulling back the cover and diving in—there are a number of steps you need to take to ensure maximum safety and fun. Here are a few quick tips for opening your pool:
- Clean the pool and surrounding area:
Throughout the winter, fall, and early spring, your pool area has probably accumulated a lot of leaves, branches, flower petals, and other kinds of debris. Before you take off the pool cover, you should sweep up all debris from your pool area to keep it from blowing into your pool. You should then run your pool’s circulation equipment for a few days before diving in, just to ensure that the water is nice and clean.
- Clean and inspect all equipment:
Even if you’ve carefully stored your pool equipment over the past several months, it may be fairly dirty. That’s why you should always hose down your skimmers and pool toys before using them. It’s also a good idea to thoroughly inspect your pool’s pump and filtration system to ensure that they’re working properly.The filter may need to be cleaned or the filter media may need to be changed completely if it is more than two years old.If you have a Salt Chlorine Generator, the salt cell will need to be cleaned according to manufactures directions.Good inspection and cleaning of your filtration and sanitation system will aid you in getting your summer off to a good start.
- Adjust water level and chemistry:
During the cold months, your pool’s water level and chemistry will have changed considerably. Before you jump in, you should bring the water up to its normal level and check for leaks. You should also carefully analyze the pool’s chlorine, pH, alkalinity, and calcium levels and bring it up to your standards. If you have any questions, you should call a swimming pool professional.
Are you unsure of how to safely open your pool for the summer? Contact Paradise Pools and Spas. Our knowledgeable staff members will gladly help you get the most out of your Jackson area pool. We also have plenty of chemicals and equipment for a wide variety of pools and spas. For more information, call us today at (601) 519-4744.