Recognized for being one of the most attractive places in all of California to raise a family, live, create, and work, the City of Thousand Oaks is the place to be. The city is located in between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles in Ventura County. It is nestled against the Santa Monica Mountains and with more than 15,000 acres of natural publicly owned open space situated within the boundaries of the City of Thousand Oaks.
Below are ways you can prepare your Thousand Oaks pool for warmer weather:
1. Get the Water Moving
If your pool has lasted for many years, you are aware of that all-too-well-known slimy green algae, which begins to form at the bottom when the water has not been circulated in a long time. Well, do not wait until you would like to swim in the pool to begin cleaning the mess. The smartest thing you can do is get the swimming pool circulating a couple of weeks before you are all set to use it.
You should not circulate the water for 12 hours daily like you would during the peak of the summer time; however, proceed to switch on the circulating equipment for 2 or 3 hours daily. The chemicals will be able to move around, helping to the stabilize pH level and ensure things go back to normal.
2. Start Cleaning
The moment you are all set to begin using the swimming pool, you will have to do a little spring cleaning. While everybody has their own routine, below is one great technique:
- You can clean off of your swimming pool cover and then remove it from the pool. Ensure the cover is properly cleaned (based on the manufacturer’s instructions) in order to maximize use. You would not want to remove your pool cover at the end of the season only to discover that it is moldy and unpleasant.
- You can take a nylon brush and begin scrubbing the floor and sides of your swimming pool. Although you might not see all of the sediment on these surfaces, it will get quite noticeable as soon as you begin scrubbing.
- Next, remove any bugs, trash, leaves, and sticks that are floating on the water surface with a pool skimmer.
- You can start running your vacuum and set it on the “waste” if you have one. This is to keep prevent your filters from being clogged by any leftover debris.
3. Run a Manual Hardware Check
Considering that your swimming pool has not been used for a couple of months; now is a great time to inspect all the various features to make sure they are working properly. Check the diving board, handrails, and ladders. Are there any warning signs, cracks, or loose screws? If anything has to be repaired, now is the time to get it done to avoid injury.
4. Chemical levels must be balanced
Although pool water might look fantastic, you must make sure that the chemical levels are in their correct levels for you to enjoy safe swimming. Just in case you are preparing your swimming pool for warm weather, you must keep an eye on the levels of pH. During the cold months, these pH levels have most likely moved well out of the recommended range so you have to rebalance them.
Other chemicals you need to measure and balance is chlorine, alkalinity, and calcium hardness. As soon as these levels are stabilized for some days and you have clear water, you are pretty much ready to open your swimming pool for spring.
5. Relax and enjoy swimming
It might seem like a lot; however, keep in mind that you need to start this process a couple of weeks before opening up your swimming pool.
After everything is all set, it is time to put on your swimsuit, get hold of a cold drink, apply your sunscreen, and enjoy your yard. In Thousand Oaks, you only get to enjoy your swimming pool for a couple of months out of the year, so take full advantage of it!