You could be wondering when you can put the open pool sign on your pool. In this article, we are going to talk about opening your pool and how you can make sure you get the best results out of the beginning of the season.

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“Open Pool” Time in Souderton

It’s not the kids alone that are looking for the Open Pool sign on the pool, adults are excited about getting into the water as well. If you are wondering about the best practices for opening your pool look at the information below to learn what to do.

#1 – Open Pool Early

When you are deciding when to open your pool, you should open it early. If you don’t open your pool early and you put it off, you may find yourself with a mess. Look into opening the pool before the first hot day you have or right after. If you let the hot days keep going and the cover is still on, you may find yourself dealing with an algae problem.

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#2 – Make Sure You Have the Essentials

What are the essentials? The essentials are exactly what they sound like. If you don’t have them, it’s not going to be good for you or your pool.

  • A submersible pump is necessary so you can drain water from your pool, hot tub or off the pool cover.
  • A shop-vac helps with sucking up wet and dry debris and it helps blow the out lines in the winter.
  • Pressure washers, garden hoses, and deluxe spray guns fall under the same category since they are basic cleaning equipment. Make sure you don’t skimp on these tools as they will help you keep your whole house clean.
  • Sponges & rags help clean up everywhere. You want to have your own for outside or otherwise, you will find your indoor towels stained and dirty.

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#3 –  Do a Check Up & Get the Open Pool Sign Up

If you noticed you were losing pressure at the end of last pool season, you should check your filter media to make sure it doesn’t need to be replaced. You can do this at any point before you open your pool.

Once you’re sure you’re ready to go, grab your submersible pump and get the water off the top of your winter pool cover. Don’t try to take the cover off before the water is off of it or you may get debris in your pool.

#4 – Fill The Pool

While you are draining the water off the top of your winter cover, you can start filling your pool. You want to make sure you replace any water that was lost throughout the winter. After you’ve filled the pool, you will notice there is some debris in your pool so make sure to use your skimmer so you are able to get your pool nice and clean.

Get Your Pool Going for the Season

Now that you’re ready to get your pool going for the season, it’s time for fun. If you need any help with anything, feel free to reach out to us and we will be glad to answer any questions you might have.

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