Spring is here, and the weather is finally warming up. It’ll soon be time to open up your swimming pool for the year. This is best done sooner rather than later to avoid problems such as algae buildup. Chances are, you will need some new above ground swimming pool equipment to repair any problems that have occurred over the winter. Generally, even a properly winterized pool will have some issues after winter. There are a few things you need to check on, and some repairs you may need to do. Different problems require different tools, and it is important to know what equipment is needed. Here are five important steps to take when opening your pool.
Now that the snow has melted, you will probably see some branches, leaves, and other garbage around your pool and on your pool cover, as well as in your yard as a whole. The last thing you want is dead leaves and debris blowing into your pool, so it’s a good idea to clean up your entire yard before opening the pool. You will also want to store your pool cover. Make sure to clean it well and dry it before storing it to avoid water damage. You won’t really need any specific above ground swimming pool equipment for any of this. A hose and a garbage bag are often all you need.
The cold weather can lead to quite a few problems that will need fixing. You should check out your pool for signs that need repair. Mold or mildew is the best indicator, and others include cracked or chipped tiles. These or other signs of damage are a good indicator that you need to do some repairs.
Before starting the process of opening your pool, you should make sure that you have all the above ground swimming pool equipment you need. Also, make sure to check out your pool systems for damage before installing anything. Specifically, you will want to make sure your basket strainers aren’t cracked, you don’t have any leaks near wires, and that your filters aren’t worn out. Check that your pool lines aren’t clogged.
There’s no escaping pool maintenance and cleaning. You will need certain above ground swimming pool equipment for this task, including a pool brush and automatic pool cleaner to get rid of the dirt and mold in your pool. You should also use a skimmer net to get any floating debris in your pool out since it can damage your filter system.
Now it’s time to finish up. Add water up to the regular level in your pool. Swap out the winterizing plugs in the pump, filter, heater, and chlorinator with regular drain plugs and lubricate your O-rings, replacing ones that are cracked or otherwise damaged. Then, open the return side valves in your pool. The last piece of above ground swimming pool equipment you need is pool chemicals to clean your water and maintain the right level of acidity. You should shock your pool more than once in order to make sure that the water doesn’t have bacteria or algae left in it.
If you are looking to open a pool for this year and are missing any above ground swimming pools equipment, you’d be hard-pressed to find better quality products than those at Discount Pool Supply. Our Canadian owned and operated company has been in the business for over 40 years of experience. We make a point of offering the best prices in Canada, and we deliver right to your door. Contact us today to learn more.
● Opening your above ground pool after winter is not easy, and requires the proper tools.
● It’s not a good idea to try and make do without the necessary equipment to open your pool, as you may cause severe damage to your pool.
● Discount Pool Supply offers the best delivery prices in Canada for above ground swimming pools equipment.
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