Pool Opening

Getting Your Pool Ready For Its Summer Opening

While you might not be thinking about pool season yet, at Hawaiian Pool Builders, we’re already preparing for the spring rush! Our schedules fill up quickly, so don’t wait until the last minute to get your pool ready for summer.

Here’s a breakdown of the typical pool opening process by our professionals:

Cleaning Up for the New Season

  1. Pool Cover Cleaning: We’ll remove any debris and standing water accumulated on the cover throughout winter. We’ll then clean both sides thoroughly before storing it for the summer (if applicable) or placing it in an easily accessible location.
  2. Pool Refilling and Inspection: The pool will be refilled to its normal level, and our experts will perform a comprehensive inspection for any cracks or structural issues. This includes checking the diving board, slide, or fountain (if applicable).
  3. Equipment Checkup: We’ll examine the pool’s filters, plumbing, and electrical connections to ensure they haven’t been compromised by winter weather or pests.

Preparing the Pool for Swimming

  1. Cleaning and Chemical Treatment: The pool will be thoroughly cleaned and vacuumed. Our professionals will then add chemicals and run the filters to circulate them throughout the water.
  2. Shocking and Testing: We recommend shocking the pool with a high dose of chlorine to eliminate any bacteria or algae. The pump will need to run for at least 24 hours to circulate the shock treatment. We’ll then return to test the water chemistry and ensure proper chemical levels before deeming the pool safe for swimming.

DIY Pool Opening Tips

If you prefer to open your pool yourself, here are some essential steps to follow:

  1. Clean and Remove the Cover: Ensure the cover is free of debris before removing it. Once removed, give it a good cleaning on both sides.
  2. Refill and Vacuum: Refill the pool to its normal level and thoroughly vacuum it.
  3. Shock and Add Chemicals: Treat the pool with a shock treatment and add algaecide and chlorine according to the instructions.
  4. Reinstall Accessories: Reattach any slides, diving boards, or ladders that were removed for winter storage.
  5. Check and Run the Equipment: Ensure your pool filter, pump, and skimmer are in good working order. Run the filter for a full 24-hour cycle.
  6. Test and Adjust Water Chemistry: Test the water’s pH levels and adjust them to the recommended range of 7.4 to 7.6.

The Right Time to Open Your Pool

The ideal time to open your pool depends on weather forecasts. Early spring can bring unpredictable cold snaps that could damage an open pool. A general rule of thumb is to aim for having your pool open and ready for Memorial Day weekend.

Contact Hawaiian Pool Builders Today

Don’t wait until the last minute! Schedule your pool opening with Hawaiian Pool Builders today to ensure a smooth transition into the swimming season. We can handle the entire process or provide expert guidance for DIY pool opening.

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