Being pool ready in St. Louis is a must for Summer. You’ve waited out the winter and now you’re preparing for the plunge. In this article, we are going to talk more about how to get your pool ready for Summer.

Getting Your Pool Ready

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Whether you are a seasoned pool owner or not, you may not be aware of all the best practices with your pool. If you are confused about what you should do, here are some things that will help you as you move forward:

Keep Your Pool Full of Water

Some pool owners believe it will be a good idea to drain the water from their pools. This is not going to be helpful, especially if your pool resides in a high water table or if it has been a very wet season. Think about your pool being like a boat. If the water table is high, your pool could pop out of the ground. This would cost a great deal of money since you would have to have the pool put in again.

If you have to have work done to the bottom of the pool or if your pool has too many leaves at the bottom, this is the only time you should empty your pool. If you do empty it, fill it back up and put a cover on it. Having a cover on your pool is going to save you time, money and effort in the long run. Leaving your pool uncovered is going to make it difficult to get your pool ready for the summer.

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Properly Open Your Pool

When you are getting your pool ready for summer, you should do a “chemical open.” This means putting the filtration system together, cleaning out the baskets, removing any plugs that have been put in the pool when it was closed last season. While you are working on the pool, you should leave the cover on. It’s not going to help if you get leaves or other debris in the pool.

Check the Water Level

Your pool’s water level may have fallen during the winter. If that is the case, you need to make sure you fill it up again. You can use your garden hose easily if there has not been a great deal of water that has been taken out of the pool throughout the winter. If you have a large pool, you may want someone to bring in a large amount of water and put it in your pool.

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Have Your Water Tested By a Professional

Having your water tested by a professional can give you peace of mind. Take your water to a local pool store and they will often test it for free. They may want to sell something to you but that is often optional.

Pool Ready and Fun Ready

Once your pool is ready, it is time to have a fun. If you want to add more fun to your pool, you may consider additional features such as a waterslide or grotto. There are plenty of options and if you need help, feel free to contact one of our professionals to guide you.

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