Monday, 01 September 2014

How To Open A Swimming Pool

A pool properly maintained during the winter months can be prepared for a new season of swimming with a minimum of effort. Pump, hose, or sweep away water, dirt, or debris from the cover and deck. Remove the cover and plugs from all openings.

If the water was in good shape at the end of last season, proper cover removal will ensure that your pool opens relatively clear.

If they were removed at the pool closing, raise the underwater lights from the bottom of the pool and install them in their niches

Turn on the electric power and start up the support system. Check for leaks and proper operation. If you find any problems, consult your owner’s manual or contact a local pool service company. Have the heater professionally serviced before you use it.

Test and adjust the pH and total alkalinity. Super chlorinate and adjust the PH & Alkalinity levels of the water. Run the pump 24 hours a day at the beginning of the season when it may be difficult to get the pool water balanced. You can reduce the pump operating time in one-hour increments once you’ve got the water in shape. Treat the water with an algaecide. After several hours of operation, test the chlorine level and adjust it as needed. If the chlorine level is high, do not use the pool until it drops to normal levels.

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