• Open Your Pool for the Summer

    How Do I Open My Pool?

    There are plenty of things to do to prepare your pool for the Summer. Below is a Physical Maintenance Self-Checklist and a Chemical Priority List.

    Physical Maintenance Self-Checklist

    1. Remove, clean, fold and store pool cover.
    2. Test water balance; adjust calcium, Alkalinity, and pH levels.
    3. Replace stored items; ladders, auto cleaner, baskets, plugs, gauges, etc.
    4. Inspect and test electrical service to pumps, lights, heaters, etc. Load testing.
    5. Lube plugs, fittings, valves and o-rings.
    6. Flood lines; prime-up, start-up and adjust filtration equipment.
    7. Brush tiles/liner and scrub skimmers with cleanser.
    8. Blow off, then hose pool deck.
    9. Skim pool surface. Vacuum pool to waste using portable vacuum equipment.
    10. Super chlorinate to breakpoint levels with liquid chlorine.
    11. Brush pool walls and steps. Re-check chemical levels in 12-24 hrs, adjust as needed.
    12. Backwash filter if pressure gauge rises 8-10 lbs, or flow diminishes considerably.

    Chemical Priority List

    When your pool is clear, each of the following chemical groups may be adjusted in this order.

    1. Balancers: pH, Alkalinity, Calcium, Cyanuric Acid (for Chlorine pools)
    2. Sanitizers: (Chlorine, Salt, Mineral, OR Biquanide), Shock, Algaecides
    3. Accessory Chemicals: Clarifiers, Coloring Agents, Filter Cleaners, Flocculants

    Please contact any of our helpful staff to have personalized regiments set up for your pool.

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