What is Optimal Time for Pool Opening?

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It may not be summer yet, but you may be anxiously awaiting the day you can don your swimming suit and plunge into your backyard pool. Is it too early for pool opening, you wonder? Well, it definitely isn’t too early to be thinking about it. As daytime temperatures climb into the high 60s and finally into the 70s, it is time to get your pool opening scheduled. Here’s why you don’t want or need to wait till it is full-blown summer.

The warmer the temperature gets, the more chance there is that when you do the pool opening

  1. Avoid Green Pool– The warmer the temperature gets, the more chance there is that when you do the pool opening, you’ll find that algae has already staked its claim. It loves summer, too, and if you have a mesh pool cover that is letting in sunlight, the longer you wait, the higher the chance you’ll have an unpleasant surprise.
  2. Avoid Spring Pollen– Hibernation is over soon, and that means our highest pollen days are quickly approaching. If you don’t have a pool cover, you’ll end up with a thick coating of the stuff if you don’t get the water running soon so the filters can take care of it the moment it begins. In addition to being unsightly (unless you happen to love yellow water!), it won’t make your pool opening easy.
  3. No Lost Swimming Days– We all know how fickle Mother Nature is. Today it is 60 degrees and your neighbors are looking at you like you are crazy for doing your pool opening, but tomorrow when it is 80 degrees and your family is swimming, they’ll be envious!
  4. Enjoy the Scenery– Even if you’ve been tricked and it stays too cool to swim for another couple weeks or even a month, you can’t go wrong by relaxing by the pool as you get yourself in the summer frame of mind.

Now is a great time to call us at The Pool Doc to handle your pool opening. With our more than 15 years of experience, you can be confident that your pool with be swim-ready as soon as it gets warm enough for you. It may seem a bit early right now, but you’ll thank us if you go ahead and get it out of the way and get to enjoy a longer season than usual. Even if you can only put your toes in the water for a bit, it will feel great!