We’ve found that most places choose to open their pools for the summer on Memorial Day weekend, and we work hard to make sure that pools are built in time. For existing pools, people need to prepare by working on their pools and completing the necessary maintenance. There are some things that can be done on their own, but there are other things that require the help of pool companies in Cumming. Here are 5 steps that need to be taken to get the pool ready in time for opening day.
Inspect the Exterior
Before removing the pool cover or doing anything to the interior, spend some time checking the exterior of the pool. What condition are the deck and patio in? Look for signs of cracks, stains on the tile, algae growth, or leaks. Have these issues addressed by a professional before doing anything else.
Check the Water
After removing the cover, use a net or vacuum to clean out all debris. Don’t empty the water unless it’s absolutely necessary to do so. Check the chemistry of the pool. If possible, have a professional do it or bring a small sample to a professional. Once the current levels are determined, the chemicals should be rebalanced. Here are the recommended levels:
· The pH levels should be between 7.2 and 7.4.
· The alkalinity should be between 80 and 120.
· The calcium hardness should be between 150 ppm and 250 ppm.
· The chlorine should be between 1 ppm and 3 ppm.
Once the levels are where they should be, top the pool off with more water. Allow the water to cycle through for up to a week before using it. During that time, check the chemistry levels regularly and make any adjustments as needed.
Survey the Electrical Equipment
Make sure that the electrical equipment is working properly. Check the pumps and filters. Clean the filter with a hose. It’s important to have a professional service the electrical components. If there are any issues with these parts, then the professional can fix them and get everything working properly once again.
Test Safety Features
A pool should have safety features in place to protect small children from falling into the pool. Some of the safety features that people can install include a fence around the area with a gate that closes automatically. Locks should be used when the pool isn’t in use, and an alarm can be installed to alert people to children who break into the pool. Make sure that all of these components are working properly, and then make the necessary repairs.
Clean the Furniture
Take patio furniture out of storage. Clean it off, and make sure that it’s in good condition. Make any repairs or replacements needed, so the chairs are safe to use. If the pool has a slide or other equipment, get it out, clean it up, and make sure that it’s in good condition, too.
When everything is cleaned up and in great condition, the pool will be ready in time for opening weekend. If any issues arise while taking these steps, talk to one of the pool companies in Cumming to help repair the problems and get everything working properly.