Myrtle Beach swimming poolAmong the big chores of the spring is opening the pool. Most individuals do not have a problem getting the cover off and starting the system, the real problem takes place when they see the color of the swimming pool. It’s going to require some chemicals (and a little elbow grease) making it clear once more.

Don’t Worry! Here are 10 pointers to help you open your pool and get ready for another great summer.

  1. It is time to grab a friend

Opening a pool can be done by only one person, however it’s a lot easier with two, and you can even turn it into party time.

Welcome a good friend or two over to assist you in getting your Myrtle Beach swimming pool ready. You might need to provide them a reward. Perhaps some great snacks or access to your swimming pool whenever they desire … ok, perhaps just stick to snacks.

  1. Open Your Swimming pool Early

If you and your family love swimming, you may want to consider opening your pool early. The weather has been warm, so it is time to start thinking about opening your pool.

Likewise, you can take advantage of the early purchase offers at your local pool store. You’ll also have your swimming pool open in case you have an early summer season.

Opening your pool early even assists with algae. Algae likes warm and dark locations, which is why it grows so well when you have the winter cover on your swimming pool until the middle of June!

  1. Be Prepared

Before you get going, make sure you have everything you need to open your swimming pool. You don’t want to be running to the swimming pool store every time you forget something. Create a checklist and lay everything out. For best results, bring a pool water sample to Elko Spas, Billiards and Pools for testing to make sure you have everything you need.

Here is some items to consider:

  • Spring Opening Kit or Chemicals To Open With such as chlorine, chlorine stabilizer, shock, pH alkalinity
  • Pool Brush
  • Telescopic Pole
  • Skimmer Head
  • Vacuum Head and hose
  • Test Kit or Test Strips
  1. Get Your Filter and Pump Running and Keep It Running

When you open your swimming pool, you might be in for a surprise. It might be cloudy, dark green, light green, or crystal clear. I really hope everyone opens to a crystal clear swimming pool, however it’s not always the case.

Make certain that as soon as you get the cover off your swimming pool that you focus on getting your filter system up and running. Then, see to it keep it running until your pool is clear. After that, you can start running your filter system in between 10 and 12 hours a day.

  1. Test Your Water Right Away.

Pool Chemicals Myrtle BeachYou ought to have test strips or a test kit already on deck and all set to utilize, if you followed my checklist.

Take a sample of your swimming pool water by using a cup, holding it upside down, and putting it in the water elbow deep. Then, turn the cup upright to take the sample. Make sure you take a sample away from your return line.

Utilize your test kit or test strips to examine your pH and chlorine levels. For a more precise reading (which I highly suggest when you first open your pool), take a sample to Elko Spas Billiards and Pools your Myrtle Beach swimming pool supply store and have them check for:

  • Total and Complimentary Chlorine (or the kind of sanitizer you utilize)
  • Alkalinity and pH
  • Cyanuric Acid or Chlorine Stabilizer
  • Calcium Firmness
  1. Pat Attention to One Source

When it comes to pool care, it’s a great idea to get all your information from one source. You could go to your local pool store to get some info on ways to change the sand in your filter, and then go to the pool store down the street and they’ll tell you never ever have to alter your sand. Stick to the advice you receive from the swimming pool chemical experts at Elko Spas Billiards and Pools and opening your pool will go much more smoothly.

  1. Shock Is Your Buddy

If you have a chlorine swimming pool, then shock is your best friend. Shocking your pool boosts the chlorine level which helps to kill germs and do away with dead chlorine that has done its task and needs to leave.

If you open up to a green mess this year, then shock will not only be your buddy, but our best friend.

  1. Clean Your Winter Cover Prior to Storing It

I advise you take your winter cover and lay it out next to your swimming pool to clean it. You can use car wash soap and a brush to scrub the whole thing down. Or, Elko Spas Billiards and Pools has a winter season cover cleaner that you don’t have to dry prior to you storing it. Yes, you can save the cover wet with this cover cleaner.

  1. Usage A Plastic Container To Shop Your Winter season Cover

Go to your favorite regional hardware store, and purchase yourself a giant, plastic container. You can even utilize a big plastic garbage container with a seal-able cover.

Whether you have a security cover or a non reusable tarpaulin cover, you ought to use this to protect the cover from being eaten by bugs, mice, or other bug while it remains in storage. Your winter cover will last a lot longer.

  1. Unwind

Pick a great day, grab a pal (and sweat tea if you ‘d like), open up the swimming pool and enjoy the rest of your day knowing that you accomplished a chore that will set you up for the rest of the summer.

Happy Swimming!

Elko Spas Billiards & Pools
4718 Northgate Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 294-3556

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