Once the weather gets warmer, pool-opening services can ensure that your pool is safe and ready to enjoy. If you live in Luzerne County and have a pool on your property, here are some things to keep in mind.
Chemicals Needed to Start-Up
Several chemicals need to be in the pool water before it can be opened for friends and loved ones to use.
Chlorine is one of the main chemicals that are necessary to clean and sanitary pool water. If there is too little chlorine, the water could turn green from algae buildup. If there is too much chlorine, you could experience red or irritated skin or excessive coughing and wheezing. pH increaser or decreaser is also needed for the pool so that the water maintains the right pH balance of chemicals. Be sure to add cyanuric acid to the water as well. This chemical serves as a neutralizer so that the right balance of chemicals is in the pool water. If you are opening pool after winter and algae is present, this should be addressed right away. Several chemicals can be added to the water to get rid of algae. Extensive pool cleaning is also necessary to ensure the algae are removed.
In addition to adding the right chemicals to the water and ensuring that the water is chemically balanced, the pool cover also has to be cleaned and prepared for storage. Pool opening also means removing plugs and prepping the pool lines for water pressure. The equipment pad and pool deck are also blown off to remove debris and dried leaves or twigs. It is also important to vacuum the swimming pool. This rids the pool of algae and harmful toxins.
When Do Pools Open For the Summer?
Pools often open for the summer season once spring is ending. When the weather is warm enough to spend hours at a time outdoors, you and your family may be excited to get back in the pool.
The pool will also be inspected and the skimmer baskets will be replaced if necessary. Ask your pool specialist to look at the equipment on the deck as well. Check the handrails and ladders and determine if they should be refinished or replaced. This helps to ensure that you and your loved ones are safe when getting in and out of the pool. The waterline is also brushed and clean to remove dirt before it makes its way into more of the water.
When to Open a Pool in the Northeast
The latter part of spring is usually the best time to open your pool when you live in the Northwest. When you are ready to open your pool, wait a few days and make sure the weather stays consistently warm. This keeps you from getting too cold once you get out of the pool since the sudden change in temperature could compromise your immune system.
Skovish Pools can provide quality pool opening services for your family this spring and summer. Feel free to contact us to set up a pool opening by phone, email or use our easy contact form for additional information.
Our 2019 In-ground Pool Opening Special
(specials for everyone not just those living in Luzerne County)