Now is The Best Time to Open Your Inground Fiberglass Pool!
Question: When is the best time to open your inground fiberglass pool?
Answer: As soon as possible!
The weather is heating up and the summer swim season is almost upon us. Are you ready? The sooner you get your inground fiberglass pool open, the sooner you’ll be having fun in the sun with all your family and friends. Here are some things you should be thinking about right now in order to maximize your swimming time in the days to come:
- Removing your pool cover. Always pump off any water on top of the pool cover prior to opening. If you have a leaf blower, you might use that to blow off any leaves or other debris. Unless you have an automatic pool cover, your inground fiberglass pool’s cover needs to be properly removed, cleaned and sanitized to store away for your fall pool closing. Be sure to check with your cover’s manufacturer for removal instructions. Removing it the wrong way can cause unwanted debris to fall into your water and contaminate it, making it more difficult to get your water heathfully balanced. Letting debris lie on the floor of the pool for too long could cause staining issues so it’s best to remove it as quickly as possible. Proper pool cover removal is best left to the pool cover pros.
- Checking your equipment. Make sure your water level is at its optimum. Depending on how you winterize your pool, this could mean that water needs to be added. Check that your water level hits approximately ¾ of the way up on your skimmer opening. Once your water level is accurate, you can turn on and check to ensure your pool equipment is operating properly. Pumps, filters, filter media, skimmer baskets and lights that have been sitting idle in the elements all winter might need tuning up or replacing. The time to find that out is now, before swimming season kicks off. Most professional pool opening services will do a complete check and alert you to any problem areas or necessary repairs.
- Checking your Pool Water’s Chemistry. Once your water has circulated for at least 12 hours, you’ll need to test it to see where you’re starting out in terms of water balance. Again, this can be very challenging at the start of the season, and you may want to have an inground fiberglass pool service professional get you started. Many swimming pool professionals provide a free computerized water analysis that tests for many more water balance factors than a standard home test kit. It’s always a good idea to have your pool water professionally tested on a regular basis so that you’re keeping track of all the necessary components of balanced and healthy water. If you focus on ensuring that your water has been balanced during opening, you’ll have an easier time keeping your water chemistry balanced throughout the swim season.
- Inspecting your safety equipment and pool accessories. Your handrails and lifesavers need to be swim-ready by the time you are. Take time in the spring to inspect, maintain or replace safety equipment, fiberglass pool accessories and even outdoor furniture so that you can be ready to relax poolside on opening day!
By now, the kids are probably already saying, “Can we swim yet?” Take some steps now to get as many tasks checked off your list to prepare your amazing inground fiberglass pool for opening so that the answer will soon be, “Yes!”
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