It’s spring cleaning in Fresno, but have you thought about what you need to do for your pool? Leaving the pool covered for longer than it should be can cause you a lot of annoyance and frustration when you do open the pool. In this article, we are going to talk about spring cleaning for your backyard and especially your swimming pool.

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Spring Cleaning – Let’s Spruce This Place Up

If you’re like most people, you wake up one morning and the weather is too beautiful to leave the yard looking like it is still in winter lockdown. It is time for a spring cleaning so everyone can get outdoors and off their devices for some good oldfashioned outside fun time. Whether it is swinging in the hammock or swimming in the pool, it is time to have some fun outside.

Tidying Up the Yard

Before you get feisty and are ready to jump into the swimming pool, there are some other spring cleaning tasks you need to get done. Properly cleaning before you take the cover off your pool is going to save you a great deal of annoyance.

Any debris that has collected around the yard needs to be taken off so it doesn’t find its way into the pool. Wipe down any of your pool seating and do a good cleaning of the patio and surrounding areas. This is going to make sure anything you are cleaning does not transfer into the pool. Be sure to get any cleaning with chemicals done before you open the pool so you don’t cause problems with the chemistry in the pool.

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Clean the Pool Cover

Not so fast! It isn’t time to open the pool yet. I know you’re ready to jump in but all the debris on the pool cover is much easier to clean off before you take it off your pool. If there is any water built up on the cover, use a pool cover vacuum to get it off, wait for the sun to dry any water that is left over and then blow or sweep the debris off the pool cover. Make sure the cover is completely dry before you wrap it up and put it away for the open season.

Pump & Filtration System

When you winterized your pool, you may have disconnected parts of the pump & filtration system. During spring cleaning, make sure you have everything hooked back up and in working order. Inspect any of the parts and make sure everything looks good before you get started.

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Chemicals

Take a water sample and either check it yourself with a pool testing kit or have a professional do it for you. Make sure the pH and chlorine levels are correct. You may have to do some treatments before you can get in the pool but as long as everything is functioning right, you are going to be good to go.

If you need any help with your pool, make sure to give us a call. We’ve been in business for over 30 years and can help you with any challenge you might be having.

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