Pool Opening Tips for Springtime

Pool Opening Tips for Springtime

Underwater-girl-900x198Despite all the recent snowy weather in New England, there’s no denying that Spring is approaching. After all, we just set our clocks forward for Daylight Savings Time this past weekend! To make opening your pool as easy as possible, why not start preparing now? You’ve got plenty of time to make all the purchases you need, such as chemicals and equipment. Don’t forget to treat yourself to some new floaties or something fun! Here are a few more helpful tips for opening your pool up this Spring.

Purchase everything ahead of time. There’s nothing worse than trying to start a project and realizing you still need to make a trip to the store. Make sure you’ve got everything you need before you begin, and you’ll save yourself some time.

Replace broken equipment. Even though you’re not using it, pool equipment doesn’t always make it through the winter. Make sure your ladders, pool cleaners, and all your other tools are in tiptop shape before your pool officially opens. Trust us – a pool with ladders is much more enjoyable than one without!

Clean the pool BEFORE you treat the water with chemicals. Don’t make more work for yourself. You’ll need to clear out as much debris as possible before you even think about treating the water. Treating a clean pool means you’re much more likely to use the correct mixture of chemicals. Chemical mix-ups can be extremely hazardous to the health of any swimmers so it is important to be careful.

Store your pool cover safely. After you remove the cover from your pool, you’re not going to need it for a long time. Don’t leave it out where it could become damaged. Make sure you store it in a clean, dry place that is out of the way. You’ll thank yourself next Fall when it’s time to close the pool back up! The same goes for any other winter equipment that won’t be in use during the warm season.