I love having a pool in my back yard, but it does require a lot of work during the summer. I have spent a lot of time trying to find ways to reduce the amount of time that goes into taking care of my pool so that I can spend more time enjoying it. During my search, I have learned quite a few short cuts that have reduced the time that it takes me to keep the pool clean and healthy to use. My blog will provide you with all of the tips that will help you decrease the maintenance time for your pool.
As cold temperatures fade and the summer approaches, your entire family will begin to feel excited about swimming. The first swim of the season requires two things to happen — the weather needs to be warm enough, and the pool needs to be ready for you. Opening a pool for the season is an extensive process that can be challenging for a homeowner. This is especially true if you haven't previously gone through these steps. As such, it's a good idea to find a local pool service and schedule a pool opening. This is a job that virtually every pool service can do for you, which means that all you'll need to do is buy a new swimsuit and get some pool toys ready.
Here are some tasks that the pool service will perform while opening your pool.
Treat the Water With Chlorine
Swimming pool water requires a specific amount of chlorine. If there's not enough chlorine, the water won't be sanitary enough for your family to swim in. If there's too much chlorine, the water may aggravate your skin and eyes. During the pool opening, your local pool service will measure the current level of chlorine in the water and add additional chlorine to bring the water to a safe level. The pool will typically require the addition of more water during this time, and the pool service will add more water until the volume is right.
A thorough removal of any debris in the water is another critical element that your pool service will perform while opening your swimming pool in the spring. Employees of the pool service will use nets and other devices to remove large objects such as leaves, while also turning on and testing the pool's filtration system. The filtration system will collect small debris, giving the water a clean look that will feel appealing when you're ready to swim.
Deal With the Pool Covers
Many pool owners use a heavy cover during the winter months. Your pool service will remove this cover and can store it in your desired manner. For example, you might want the cover rolled up and placed in your garage, or maybe folded and stored in your shed. If you have a lighter cover that you occasionally use in the summer, the pool service can retrieve it for you and place it where you want it — likely, on a reel at one end of the swimming pool. Contact a local pool service to learn more about pool openings.