Whether you’re a first-time pool owner or have had your pool for a while, you know that taking care of your pool takes a lot of work. From opening it to closing, there are many things you have to do. This is why so many people look to find a pool service company to help them get things started and continuing throughout the year.
Here are a few things that need to be done to get your pool ready for the spring and summer seasons.
Here is a shortlist of tasks that need to be done to get your pool swim-ready. As you’ll see, there are quite a few things to complete. This is why so many people choose a pool service company to take care of their needs.
You can’t open the pool unless the cover is off and clean. There is probably a good amount of water sitting on your pool cover. All of the rain and snow from the winter has to go somewhere! Don’t attempt to take the cover off unless you drain and clean the cover first. If you don’t, all of the gunk on the cover will go right into your pool.
A pool pump is the easiest way to get any water off the pool. This can be bought in your local pool store. If you try to take a short cut, you’ll have a pile of leaves and dirt in your pool when you take the cover off. There may be a few leaves that still sneak in there, but it shouldn’t be too bad.
Don’t try to take the cover off by yourself. You’ll want to have help to get it done the right way. Once you’ve successfully taken the cover off, let it dry out. Place it on a dry surface. Brush off any leftover debris and let it dry out. Make sure it’s completely dry. If you fold it while it’s wet, it will increase the chance that mold will form on the cover.
Chances are that you let some water out of your pool when you closed it. Now that it’s time to re-open it, it’s time to put that water back in. Some people have pool water delivered if they don’t have good water pressure from their garden hose or if they have well water.
If you want your pool to work properly, you need to reconnect any of the filters, hoses or pumps that you disconnected before winter. This is a good time to check for any leaks or cracks in the equipment. If you notice something that doesn’t look right, get it fixed now before the problems get worse. This is why many people look for a pool service company to help them.
Any drain plus that were detached for the winter need to be re-attached now. At this time also take out any winterizing plugs.
Once you have everything clean and reconnected, turn on your filter and any other equipment. Check to make sure everything is getting power and working properly. Listen for any strange sounds as the equipment gets up and running. Look for any leaks once things are moving and make sure everything is working properly. Again, if you notice anything strange, contact a pool service company such as Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance. Our experts know what to look for to get your pool working properly.
Once you have everything connected, it’s time to test your pool water. This is to make sure you have the right amount and type of chemicals in it to make the water swimmable. You can buy test strips or take a water sample to your local pool store. Either way, you will know what chemicals you need to balance your pool.
Some people don’t like this step of pool maintenance. That’s another reason why they hire a pool service company. If you hire Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance, our experts will test your water as part of your pool service plan. They will not only know what chemicals need to be added but also the correct amount. You don’t have to worry about a trial and error method that may leave you with green water.
If that short list of pool prep tasks has you tired, you’re not alone! That’s not even everything! The team at Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance can take care of all your pool needs with weekly or bi-weekly service. This way you can save your time and do the things you love.
At Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance we can set up weekly pool service that fits your schedule and budget. We have a 23-point plan that includes:
Chemical Analysis and Maintenance
We also look at the following issues: