As summer comes up in Gulfport, you need to be ready with your summer checklist. In this article, we are going to go over some things you must have as you are going into the summer.
Summer Checklist – What You Need to Have This Summer
With the weather getting warmer, everyone is excited about having another pool season upon us. To get your pool open and in optimal swimming condition, you need to follow the summer checklist.
#1 – Stock Up on Chemicals
Have the supplies you are going to need throughout the season so you never run out of the chemicals you need for your pool. If you buy in bulk, you may be able to get discount prices on your chemicals. If you are able to keep track of how many chemicals you use from one year to the next this will also be helpful so you can know what you need to buy the next year.
You also need plenty of test strips so you can able to check your water’s pH balance and chemicals throughout the summer. You should ensure that you have the right kind of test strips for your type and your size of a pool as well.
#2 – Check Your Filtering Equipment & Pump
When you are getting your pool open for the beginning of the season, this is a great time to inspect your filtering equipment and pump. Look for damage or worn parts. If there is a cartridge filter, you need to remove the cartridge and clean it with a hose. Before replacing it in the filter, make sure the cartridge does not have any damage to the folds. Even little holes or tears will hurt your filter’s ability to perform and it will let debris through. You should also remove all winter plugs and reinstall the plugs and other parts needed for normal filter and pump operation.
#3 – Clean Out & Check Your Pool
When you are removing your cover from the pool and filling it for the summer, remove as much water and debris from the top as possible. This keeps the amount of debris that gets into your pool at a minimum. Look at the cover for any damage that it may have gotten, clean it and store it. If you can see any debris in the bottom of the pool, make sure to get it out with a net or leaf rake.
If the pool doesn’t have enough water, refill it to the level it needs to be. Start the filter and pump system and remember to prime the pump and bleed off extra air pressure first. The pool system may need some time to clear the water.
Vacuum the pool’s bottom to remove any settled debris in the pool and check your pool vacuum to make sure it is working properly.
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