With the warmth of spring right around the corner, many of us are already dreaming about backyard barbecues and hours spent lounging by the pool. However, before you can take your first dip of the year, your pool will need a little attention after many dormant months. In preparation for longer, warmer days, it’s important that you plan for a little spring time pool preparation.
Getting your pool back in top shape just before the warm weather arrives means being able to enjoy the water just as soon as you are able. Here are a few tips for spring time pool prep and reasons why you should trust your vital maintenance tasks to a pool service expert.
Fill It Up
Your primary and most important task in preparing your pool for spring swimming is to refill it with water. The water levels in your pool will be below their ideal levels after months of disuse, which means you’ll need to add more if you want to fully enjoy your pool when the spring rolls around.
While many pool owners consider adding chemicals before adding new water, you should fill your pool before you even think about cleaning. It’s much easier to get your chemical balance right once the pool has been refilled. If you add chemicals first and then fill the pool, your mixture will be thrown off and you’ll need to clean again.
Check Your Chemicals and Restock
Experienced pool owners know how important have the right cleaning chemicals is to opening a pool. They also know how frustrating it can be to start the process of opening your pool only to find your low on your most vital chemicals. Before you start the in-depth process of opening your pool for spring, check your chemical supply. If you’re running low or are completely out of the products you need to clean your water, you’ll need to make a supply run.
However, make sure to use all chemicals from last season before opening your new chemicals. Your old supply should still be potent, but that won’t last as the season drags on.
Examine Your Equipment
If you use extra equipment with your pool, such as slides and ladders, then one of your last steps in opening your pool will be to reattach them. However, before you take this equipment and reintroduce it to your water, give it a thorough examination and look for the presence of rust or stains. The last thing you want to do is contaminate your water after cleaning, which is a strong possibility if you don’t examine your equipment.
If you detect stains or rusting, give your ladders or slides a deep cleaning before you reinstall them.
Spring Time Pool Prep is Easier with Help
If you’ve never opened a pool before, then you may need a little help making sure everything is done in the right order and the right way. Get the assistance you need for spring time pool prep by working with the professionals at Pinnacle Pool Services.
The Pinnacle Pool Services team understands how to open a pool for spring, and we can make sure that your pool is ready for all your warm weather plan. Contact us today to schedule spring pool maintenance.