All across the Nashville area, the opening of the backyard swimming pool signifies the end of winter and the beginning of warmer temperatures. Here are some spring pool opening tips to get your pool back in tip-top shape. By performing these few swimming pool maintenance duties, you can keep your swimming pool sparkling and healthy all season.
Removing the Pool Cover Correctly
As tempting as it might be to just pull it off and dive right in, it’s important to take proper care of your cover. Keep it in its best shape with just a few simple steps:
- Remove any dirty standing water (a wet/dry vacuum works well)
- Clean off any leaves or other debris
- Hose off the cover with clean water
- Fold the cover over to one end of the pool and remove
- Lay flat and thoroughly clean with a mild detergent or cover cleaner
- Allow the cover to fully dry before folding it up and storing it
Check Your Pool Water Levels
Even with a pool cover it’s possible to have lost some water due to evaporation. Do a check to make sure that you have the proper water level in your pool.
Taking Care of the Pool Equipment
Inspect your pool pump and lubricate or replace any o-rings needing some extra attention. Now is also a good time to do an inspection of your pool’s plumbing connections and visually inspect all of the other equipment. Once visually inspected, power on the equipment and look for any drips or leaks. Continue to replace any o-rings as necessary.
Maintaining Your Pool Chemistry
Proper pool chemistry is essential to keeping your waters clean and pristine. Before adding any chemicals, bring a sample to us to have it analyzed for free. Once your pool is balanced, then add chemicals. Let the pool run overnight and then retest the water.
If you’re needing a bit more help revving up your pool for spring or would like the trained eye of a Pool and Spa Depot professional to ensure you pool is safe and spring-ready, contact us today to schedule an opening or for any other questions you might have about your spring pool opening.
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