The weather is heating up, and summer will be here before you know it. It’s time to do some “spring cleaning” to make sure your pool is ready to use for the summer.
Check equipment and perform maintenance.
First, clean off, remove, and store the pool cover. You can use a pump or a leaf blower to remove excess water on top, depending on how much water there is. Just make sure you don’t mix that water with the water in the pool. Before your spring pool opening, make sure all the pool equipment is clean and functioning. Next, start cleaning out and getting rid of debris in any filters or pumps. Replace expired chemicals or anything not sealed properly. Order any chemicals or appliances that you’ll need to maintain your pool for the upcoming season.
Check water levels.
Ensuring that your pool water is balanced is essential to having a safe and enjoyable pool experience. Since the water has been sitting all winter and has not been treated, it is more than likely that the water levels will be off. Make sure your pool levels are safe and make adjustments accordingly. Let the pump go through a full cycle and filter before retesting the water. Normally, the chlorine level should be at 3.0ppm, the pH levels should fall between 7.4 and 7.6, the water’s alkalinity should be between 100ppm and 150ppm, and the calcium hardness levels should be between 150ppm and 225ppm.
Once the proper chemicals are added, run the pump during the day. The sun’s UVA and UVB rays will remove excess chlorine from the water.
Tidy up and enjoy.
Now that all the pool equipment has been cleaned and the water has been treated, you can put the finishing touches on the pool area to make sure it looks great! Bring out the deck furniture — this includes any first-aid or safety items — and clean the pool walls so everything is sparkling. Sweep up any leaves or other debris. Finally, relax and enjoy your spring-ready pool.
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