Spring will be here before we know it. This is fantastic news for those who have endured the long and frigid months of winter. Especially, for pool owners who can’t wait to get their pools open for the warmer spring and summer months. Of course, getting a pool prepped for spring can be a very time consuming and laborious process.
This is why it is important to know ahead of time the necessary steps that will need to be taken in order to successfully prepare one’s pool by yourself or with the help of a pool company for its grand opening.
If you want to save some cash, this is one of those things that will be easier to do yourself, as opposed to hiring a pool expert to perform the work. So roll up your sleeves. Here’s how to get started.
Check your supplies. You’ll need to ensure that you have the right tools for the job. This includes the necessary pool chemicals such as chlorine, and a pool water test kit. It’s also a good idea to have a pool vacuum and skimmer on hand for cleaning.
The first step you will need to take is to remove pool cover and drain any excess water that is on top of it. Put the cover back into storage to keep it safe for when it comes time to close the pool at the end of the summer.
Next, carefully reconnect all of the pool equipment. You may want to refer to the original instruction manual that came with it to make sure that you get everything hooked up properly, as the results can be pretty catastrophic otherwise. This includes hooking up your pool pump and heater, if applicable.
Now for the fun part, fill the pool with water! This can take some time, so you may want to leave your hose in the pool for several hours and check on it every so often. It will likely take all day to fill up anyway. From there, you should skim the fresh water, make sure that any particles are removed and add in all the chemicals your pool may need. It would be wise to consult with a swimming pool professional about what chemicals and treatments you should do to your pool.
Vicky Hyde is a freelance writer and culinary aficionado. She writes for UK based pool fence makers. She also travels, paints, and sings in her spare time.
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