Opening your pool for the summer season is an exciting time, but it can also be a daunting task. Here’s a complete guide on how to open your pool for the summer season:

  1. Clean the area around the pool: The first step to opening your pool is to clean the area around it. Remove any leaves, debris, and other items that have accumulated during the off-season.

  2. Remove the pool cover: If you have a pool cover, remove it carefully, making sure not to drop any debris into the pool. Clean the cover and let it dry before storing it for the summer.

  3. Check the water level: The next step is to check the water level in your pool. If it’s too low, add water until it reaches the proper level. If it’s too high, use a submersible pump to remove the excess water.

  4. Inspect the pool equipment: Before turning on the pool equipment, inspect it for any damage. Check the pump, filter, and skimmer baskets for cracks, leaks, or other issues. Replace any damaged parts before turning on the equipment.

  5. Turn on the pool equipment: Once you’ve inspected the pool equipment and replaced any damaged parts, turn on the pool equipment. Run the pump for at least 24 hours to circulate the water and clear out any debris.

  6. Test the water chemistry: After the water has circulated for 24 hours, test the water chemistry. The ideal pH level is between 7.2 and 7.8, and the chlorine level should be between 1 and 3 parts per million (ppm). Adjust the chemicals as needed to achieve the proper levels.

  7. Shock the pool: Shocking the pool means adding a large dose of chlorine to kill any bacteria or algae that may have grown during the off-season. Follow the instructions on the shock treatment product carefully, and wait at least 24 hours before swimming in the pool.

  8. Clean the pool: Use a pool brush or vacuum to clean the pool walls and floor. Remove any remaining debris, and scrub away any algae or other buildup.

  9. Maintain the pool: Once your pool is open, it’s important to maintain it regularly throughout the season.

If all of this seems a little overwhelming, you may want to contact a pool opening company, who will make this a stress free experience.