It’s that time of year again! The pool season is right around the corner. It is time to get your swimming pool ready for all the summer festivities you have lined up. Keep reading to learn how to properly open your pool for summer.
Balancing your pool chemicals
Once you’ve taken your swimming pool cover off, if you don’t have one that is okay too, it is important to attend to the chemical balance of your swimming pool. If your swimming pool is cloudy or green colored, your first plan of attack is to add algaecide and shock to your swimming pool. Then, turn on your pool pump and let the water circulate for 24 hours.
Once those steps are done, you will want to test your swimming pool water and check for the amount of chlorine that is in your swimming pool, as well as what the pH balance is. These are the determining factors to tell you what chemicals you’ll need to add to your swimming pool.
Examine your Swimming Pool
After a long winter, it is always a good idea to double check that your swimming pool is in good healthy condition. Check your pool pumps and filters, make sure nothing is broken and needs replacing. It is also good to examine the interior of your swimming pool ensuring there are no cracks or checking for leaks that may have sprouted during the winter.
Test your Pool Filter
Swimming pool filters are essentially the backbone of the swimming pool. They are incredibly important for a proper cleaning process. Learning how to properly clean your swimming pool filter is something that every pool owner should know how to do. For sand filters, they should be backwashed and rinsed weekly. Cartridge filters have multiple different filters that need to be taken out and clean as thoroughly as possible. Lastly, DE filters need to be backwashed and rinses before adding DE powder to the skimmer.
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It is important to build with a swimming pool builder that has been around for a while and knows what they’re doing. Premier Pools & Spas has been around for over 30 years and has built over 70,000 swimming pools. Not only do we care about customer service, but we want to make families dreams come true across the nation. Let Premier Pools and Spas build your backyard oasis, contact us today and receive a free design quote.