Make A List!
Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Write down a list of important tasks to complete, as this will enable you to stay on track and complete what is most important. Be sure to include the gathering of tools and related equipment, checking valves, rings and seals, and proper pool chemicals for treating and testing the water.
Cleaning The Pool Cover
If you have been covering your pool over the cold season, now is the time to remove your pool cover, clean it, and properly store it until later in the year. Remove it and lay it out, perhaps on an open area of your lawn. Sweep off any debris and then use a hose (or power washer) to remove any dirt or stains. Allow time for the cover to dry completely before folding it as any moisture left behind can lead to a build up of mildew.
Before Cleaning The Water
As the pool water has been relatively stagnant over the last several months, be sure to circulate the water or you may get inaccurate test readings.
How to Clean The Water
One of the quickest methods at cleaning the water is to turn off the skimmers and open the main drains. Make sure that the pump is running continuously until the water becomes clear.
This is also the time that adding a shock to the water, and scrubbing away and buildup on the walls should be completed.
Stay tuned for our next post for additional tips and ideas on how to prepare your pool for the upcoming season!
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