pool opening

Pool Opening & Closing

Pool Opening Procedure:

  • Removal, cleaning and folding of pool cover
  • Reinstalling of pool deck equipment – diving board, ladder, hand rails
  • Remove winter plugs from returns, and replace with return fittings
  • The pool system will either be primed or started with your manual vacuum. Depending on the condition of the pool, as well as the water level, we will either prime the lines so you just need to flick the switch once pool is full, OR we will use your vacuum to trick the pool to thinking that it is full, and have it running. Once the water is up to level the pool can be turned off, vacuum removed and turned back on.
  • Scrub the water line and coping, as well as hose off the deck area surrounding the pool.
  • A quick vacuum will be provided for safety cover pools only. Due to the silt making its way through the safety cover, a second vacuum will probably have to be done by the homeowner, once the silt from the initial vacuum settles.
  • Start up chemicals will be added (Cl2 and algicide). Let it run for a few days, and then bring your water into the shop to balance. Please make note of the chemicals you have at home so we can use up what you have, and not sell you more chemicals that you do not need. (ie. Stabilizer, Alkalinity, PH, Calcium)

Pool Closing Procedure

  • Drain water to 1” below returns
  • Blow out lines with high pressure blower
  • Remove drain plugs from equipment
  • Remove return fittings and replace with winter plugs
  • Add winterizing chemicals
  • Put tarp on
Pool Closing