Once those temperatures start to rise outside, we pool owners get a little antsy to get outside and start swimming! While it might be tempting to run outside and jump in your pool, before you can take your first dive, you’ll need to have your pool opening done. If you are new to pool ownership, the temptation to take that first swim might feel overwhelming and you might be wondering, “What exactly happens during a pool opening?” Here at The Pool Doc, we would like to give you an idea of what occurs before safe swimming season can begin.
The first thing that is usually done during a pool opening is the removal of the pool cover. Depending on the type of pool cover you have, it might be cleaned and put into storage or cleaned and rolled up for future season use. Your pool will then be inspected for any cracks, fissures, or obstructions. Plugs and other closing equipment will be removed.
The next thing to happen during your pool opening will be the inspection of the water lines and filters. This also includes the priming and testing of your pool pump. The entire filtration system will be tested to ensure that your water is safe. Once that is completed, your pool will receive a good cleaning, including the use of a pool vacuum. Finally, the balancing of chemicals and filling the pool to appropriate levels will be done.
That’s it! Now you are ready to swim! If you’d like to learn more about pool opening procedures, call us at The Pool Doc today.