It’s about that time when you’re starting to research pool openings in Windsor Locks, CT. Look no further than Poolman Pools to open your pool for the season! Warmer weather will be here before you know it, and when it arrives, you’ll want to have your pool ready to use. At Poolman Pools, we specialize in pool openings and have been performing this service to our happy customers in Windsor Locks and surrounding towns for many years. Pool openings require several steps to ensure that your pool is swimmable all season long. Let’s discuss some of those steps below.
Firstly, you’ll need to remove all of the excess water sitting on your cover by using a sump pump. Be sure to clean the cover thoroughly, fold it carefully and store it in a place where it won’t be damaged. We recommend laying it out completely flat, removing water and debris, and allowing it dry thoroughly. Loosely fold the cover to protect against rips and cracks. A basement, shed, or garage is an ideal place to store your pool cover.
Next, you’ll want to hook up all of the pool equipment and get it running. Typically this includes the filter, pump, in-line chlorinators, heaters, etc. If you removed your ladder, handrails, or other accessories, now is the time to reattach those. As you are connecting your equipment, we recommend lubricating all of your o-rings, hardware, and gaskets. A silicone lubricant will work best here. Not only will it keep your equipment in good working order, but it will also make your next pool closing easier too.
The most efficient way to test your water is by using a test kit. Be sure to test your water before adding any chemicals so that you know exactly what your pool needs. After you have tested your water chemistry, you can begin adding chemicals to balance your water. We recommend balancing Total Alkalinity first because it will also help bring the other parts of water chemistry closer to their normal range. This makes it significantly easier to achieve a safe and clean pool.
Even when you use a pool cover, some debris and dirt will likely still make their way into your pool. A good clean using a vacuum and brush will remove any algae or bacteria that have stuck to the pool walls. It will also help your filtration system start to remove any algae spores. Your chlorine will work more efficiently once the extra contaminants are gone. After your pool has been completely cleaned, allow your filter to run overnight and then shock your water.
We appreciate you checking out our latest blog on pool openings in Windsor Locks, CT! We know that this information can be overwhelming, which is why we offer complete pool openings as part of our services. To discuss your pool opening with our team, call us at (860) 627-9773. You can also visit our website for additional information.