Dive into Summer: Prepare Your Pool for a Splashing Season

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As the days grow longer and the temperature rises, it's time to dust off those pool covers and get ready to make a splash! Opening your pool for the summer season requires a bit of preparation and maintenance to ensure it's sparkling clean and ready for endless hours of fun in the sun. Whether you're a seasoned pool owner or new to the game, the best of the best has got you covered with this essential guide to preparing your pool for the summer ahead.


1. Remove the Cover: Start by carefully removing the pool cover, being mindful of any debris that may have accumulated on top. Use a leaf net or skimmer to remove leaves, twigs, and other debris from the cover before folding it up and storing it away for the season.


2. Clean and Store Winter Equipment: If you used winterizing equipment such as plugs, seals, or skimmer guards, remove and clean them before storing them away for next year. Inspect your winter cover for any tears or damage and repair or replace it as needed.


3. Check Water Level and Circulation: Inspect the water level in your pool and ensure it's at the proper level for optimal circulation. Top off the water if necessary and inspect your pool's pump and filter for any signs of damage or wear. Clean or replace filters as needed to ensure proper water flow and filtration.


4. Test Water Chemistry: Before diving in, it's essential to test your pool water's chemistry to ensure it's safe and balanced for swimming. Use a pool testing kit to check the pH, chlorine, alkalinity, and calcium hardness levels and adjust them as needed to maintain proper balance. 


5. Shock the Pool To eliminate any bacteria or algae that may have accumulated over the winter months, it's essential to shock your pool with a dose of chlorine or other pool shock treatment. Follow manufacturer instructions carefully and allow the shock to circulate for at least 24 hours before swimming.


6. Brush and Vacuum: Once your pool is shocked and the water chemistry is balanced, it's time to give it a good scrub! Use a pool brush to scrub the walls and floor of your pool, paying special attention to any algae or debris buildup. Follow up with a thorough vacuuming to remove any remaining dirt or debris.


7. Inspect and Repair: Take this opportunity to inspect your pool for any signs of damage or wear. Check for cracks or leaks in the pool walls, tiles, or liner, and repair them promptly to prevent further damage. Inspect ladders, diving boards, and other pool accessories for any signs of rust or deterioration and replace them as needed.


8. Plan Regular Maintenance: Now that your pool is sparkling clean and ready for summer fun, it's essential to establish a regular maintenance routine to keep it that way. Contact our amazing team to schedule weekly cleanings, and chemical treatments for in ground pools to ensure your pool stays safe and enjoyable all season long.


With these essential steps, you'll be well on your way to preparing your pool for a summer filled with endless hours of fun and relaxation. So dust off those swimsuits, grab your sunscreen, and get ready to take the plunge into summer!


Y.E.S. Contractors are here to help you make the most of your pool season. Contact us today for of your any pool repair needs, or to schedule weekly maintenance if you have an in ground pool!


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