Opening Your Pool – On the House

Opening Your Pool

By on February 16, 2014

A swimming pool requires regular care and maintenance. A few simple steps taken when opening the pool for swim season will ensure safe and healthful conditions. First, clean out any debris in the pool using a pool brush and vacuum.

Tighten bolts at the diving board, ladder and slide, and give each a good going-over with detergent and water.

Check the pool lining for cracks and tears, make needed repairs and raise the water in the pool to the middle of the skimmer opening. Check to make sure the pump, filter and heater are operating properly and are free from leaks. Take the filter apart and clean it for the season.

Start the filter, run it for at least two hours and collect a water sample for analysis by a pool-water professional. Adjust pH and chlorine as needed and begin routine maintenance.

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