After a season of retreat from your swimming pool in the cold winter days of Washington, your pool is most likely a tub of muddled water with foliage and twigs floating about.
Here are tips from our professionals in Washington, Pennsylvania:
1. GET EVERYTHING YOU NEED:
Before you get started on the task of getting your pool ready for the sunny days ahead, please make sure that you have everything you need. Have a list of all the things you need. You don’t want to be going back and forth to the nearby store every time you forget something. Here is a list of key items you’ll need:
- Spring opening kit (Including chemicals for balancing and water testing)
- Skimmer head
- Vacuum head
- Vacuum hose
- Soap or winter cover cleaner
- Pool brush
- Test kit or test strips
2. START THE PROCESS:
Begin by bringing your swimming pool up to shape with a chemical open. Your pool is going to need some chemicals (and a little hard physical work) to make it flawless again.
We recommend you put the filtration system together, clean out all the baskets, and get rid of any plugs that you put in when the pool was last shut down.
3. TOP THE WATER LEVEL OF YOUR POOL:
If the water level has dropped over the wintertime, top it off. Clean the filter before you turn it on. You can clean a cartridge filter by taking away the cartridge and rinse with a hose. Call the experts at Dean’s Water Service Inc. in Washington, Pennsylvania, for a same-day water delivery.
4. TEST YOUR WATER AND BALANCE YOUR CHEMICALS:
You should have test strips or a test kit already on hand and ready to use (See our checklist above). Take a sample of your pool water by using a mug, holding it upside down, and putting it in the water elbow deep. Then, turn the cup straight to take the sample. Make sure you take a sample away from your return line. Use your test kit or test strips to check your pH and chlorine levels.
5. GET YOUR POOL READY:
After making sure your chemical levels are okay, go ahead and do the cleaning. Remove the pool cover, clean and vacuum your pool thoroughly. You can use car wash soap or a winter cover cleaner and a brush to scrub the whole thing down. For the rest of the summer season, keep the filter clean, vacuum the pool each week, and test the chemical levels regularly.
Call the experts at Dean’s Water Service Inc. in Washington, Pennsylvania, for tips or water delivery requests today.