As summer approaches, many people are getting ready to open their pools. For the sake of safety and enjoyment, it’s important that the pool is opened properly. We explain how to open an above ground pool, so keep reading to learn more.
Clean and Remove Pool Cover
When considering how to open an above ground pool, you must start with the pool cover. First, remove the water and any leaves. You can use a pool cover pump makes this process much easier. Use a skimmer net to remove the leaves from the cover while taking care not to rip it. Once the cover is clean, find someone to help you remove it. Then, spread the cover out and wash it, leaving it to dry in the sun.
Set Everything Up
Start by removing the winter plugs. You should also remove ice compensator from your skimming bucket. Once this is complete, reinstall the skimmer baskets and return the jets into the return line. After you do this, set up the pool’s ladder. If you need to replace any of the deck gear, do so now.
The next step is to add water to the pool. The pool should be filled to the halfway mark of the skimmer opening. Then return all the plugs and drains. You should also return the pressure gauges to the pool filter system and other equipment.
Next, connect the skimmer to the pool pump. From there, connect the pump to the filter. Lastly, connect the filter to the other equipment. Once these steps are complete, start the pump and the filter.
Clean and Add Chemicals
Once the pool is all set up, it’s time to clean it up. You must brush the walls and vacuum to ensure the pool is clean. Skimming the water is also helpful. When the pool is clean, add the chemicals to the water. Use test strips or a liquid test kit to ensure the chemicals are balanced. Then you must shock your pool and let it sit for 24 hours. Before you take your first dip, make sure to re-test the water. If the chemicals are balanced, you’re free to enjoy your pool!
If this process sounds too complicated to you, consider reaching out to a professional. At Florida Pool and Leak, we offer swimming pool service in Miami. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.