Spring will soon make its annual appearance. With the warmer weather comes the urge to get your pool ready for swim season. So now comes the big decision. Should you DIY your pool opening or hire a professional? Here’s what you need to know about preparing your pool for endless enjoyment.
Goodall Pools has been helping homeowners with all of their pool care needs for six decades. Let’s discuss what you need to open that centerpiece of fun, where to get the best supplies, and who to contact for help if your free time is in short supply.
What a Pool Opening Includes
First, let’s look at how to open a swimming pool. When do you plan the big event? What will you need to make the process as simple as possible? How do you begin?
Plan to get the pool up and running in early spring. Even if you are not using the water right away, you will be allowing it to breathe in preparation for the lazy days of summer. This helps to circulate the water that has been still for months to prevent algae growth.
Maybe you are concerned about temperatures dipping below freezing after you’ve uncovered the pool. If you keep the pump on during those times, the water will stay in motion and be okay. So don’t wait too long to open the pool because algae growth is a real issue that can also be expensive to remedy.
You will need to have chemicals to add to the water to get it ready for action. A pool clarifier like Pool Opening Complete® is a great chemical to start with when you wake the pool from its long winter’s nap. It is designed to work well in cool water, which means this is the opportune time to use it. You also want to add an algaecide and shock treatment to get the water on track quickly.
When you get started, carefully remove the pool cover. Make sure that it dries completely. Then store it until you will need it again.
Also get all of the pool’s equipment back into place. Check to make sure that everything is running properly after you are certain that the water level is where it should be. Balance the water chemistry too, after everything has had a day or two to do its job.
Where to Get Premier Pool Supplies in Pennsylvania
Goodall Pools & Spas has the premier pool supplies that people in Pennsylvania rely on. We carry Bioguard® pool chemicals that have an excellent reputation with pool owners who tackle DIY maintenance. Our in-store water testing is also helpful when you’re getting the pool back up and running for the year.
Who Can Provide Professional Pool Care
So should you DIY your pool opening or hire a professional? Here’s what you need to know about professional help with pool openings in PA. Goodall Pools has five locations for your convenience. You decide if you can handle the pool opening or if you want our experienced team to do it for you.
We offer Prestige Pool Maintenance with various options for service, depending on your needs. When your schedule doesn’t leave you much wiggle room, our team is ready to care for your pool for you. Need help opening? No problem. Want regularly scheduled cleanings? Also no problem. Contact us anytime!