As spring draws closer, we look forward to spending more time under the sun. Before we could do that, we need to get rid of the remnants of winter.
One way to welcome the new season is to open up the swimming pool. Instead of hiring a professional to clean it, use some old-fashioned elbow grease.
- Check your equipment and supplies.
- Remove the pool cover.
- Reattach your pool equipment.
- Fill the pool with water.
- Treat the pool water.
Before anything else, make sure that you have everything you need. You don’t want to be in the middle of cleaning only to find out that one of your filters is broken or that you ran out of pool chemicals.
Get rid of accumulated water, leaves, and debris on top of the cover. Drain the water first then rake the leaves before you remove it completely. This way, no additional dirt will get into the pool.
Connect the filters, cartridges, heaters, and other equipment. Take out the plugs and other winterizing accessories.
Make sure the water reaches the skimmer. Run the pool vacuum for a few hours before adding the pool chemicals.
See to it that the pH level of the water is balanced. Use a pH balancer as needed. Shock the pool and use algaecide to prevent algae growth.
As soon as the pool is ready, you can jump in and enjoy the water. Make it even more fun by asking a few friends over to celebrate the arrival of spring with a pool party!