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Ready to Prepare Your Pool for the Season?

by Michelle N. on 2/20/2017 8:24:00 PM

 

Warmer days are around the corner so make sure you are ready to prepare your pool for the summer. Test your equipment, check safety features, and have sparkling clean water ready for the first splash of the summer season. Before opening the pool for swimming, follow these 12 simple steps below:

1) Remove, clean, and store the pool cover
 

2) Thoroughly clean and vacuum the pool
 

3) Add water to the desired height at the prescribed rate of 1” (25mm) per hour
 

4) Test water balance, pH, calcium hardness, cyanuric acid, and total alkalinity levels
 

5) Inspect electrical service, filters, skimmers, drains, ladders, diving boards, plugs, gauges, and other important components of the system
 

6) Lubricate fittings, valves, o-rings, and plugs
 

7) Inspect tile and grout installations
 

8) Clean and inspect pool deck
 

9) Skim pool water surface and vacuum pool bottom
 

10) Backwash filter, if necessary
 

11) Shock pool water to breakpoint levels
 

12) Add algaecide, as required