Bowmanville Pool Opening

When warm weather starts to come around, swimming pools take centre stage just in time for spring. As much as you might want to pull back that winter cover and cannonball into your swim space, there is a lot that has to be done first! After months of sitting idle, your pool water probably looks more like a swamp than a place to take a dip. Don’t waste time on trial and error when you can call Puddle for a quick and efficient Bowmanville pool opening service. 

Opening a pool for the season is more demanding than a simple shock treatment but our Puddle technicians have got it down to a science. Ditch the test kit and have an expert clean your pool from top to bottom so you can make the most out of the swimming season. 

Spring Pool Maintenance: Setting the Stage For the Swim Season 

You don’t have to depend on the May long weekend to open your pool. As soon as the average outdoor temperature reaches 21 degrees, it is time to get your pool ready for use. Over the course of the fall and winter season, your swim space has likely developed algae growth along with cloudy, discoloured and smelly water. Contaminated water doesn’t just look horrible, it is a serious health risk to anyone that steps foot inside. 

A DIY pool opening can take days or even weeks. If water is not properly balanced, pools can’t be used. This means having to hold off on hosting until water is clean and sanitary or ending up with subpar results. Even if water looks crystal clear, that doesn’t mean that it is safe to swim in. In order to keep swimmers safe, Puddle provides top to bottom cleans when opening up for the season. 

Puddle Pool Services opens pools with a multi-step approach: 

Step 1: The first step to a proper pool opening is to undo everything that was done on closing. Seems simple, right? Yes and no. Undoing a closing means reinstalling any components that were removed to be dried and stored. It is then time to restore water level, open up drain plugs and start the cleaning process with an initial shock treatment. 

Step 2: Once an application of shock has cleared away some of the cloudiness and discolouration you will have a better few of just how much debris you are dealing with. It all starts with skimming out unwanted items floating along water surfaces. A simple pool vacuum can’t reach into corners, hard angles or navigate complex areas like stairs. Manual vacuums can reach into the toughest to reach areas and speciality brushes scrub away residue from around the water line — and don’t forget about emptying skimmer baskets! 

Step 3: It is important to check up on your pool filter. If you removed a cartridge filter for the season, clean it and reinstall it. In the case of a sand filter, have an expert inspect pressure gauges. This will help you to determine whether or not it is time to empty the tank and refill it with new sand. Cartridge filters need to be cleaned roughly every 3-4 months and sand filters should be cleaned every 3-5 years. 

Step 4: Once all of the necessary pieces are in place, it is time for a final water balancing and overview. Even after a couple of applications of shock, your pool water likely isn’t safe for use. Proper water chemistry involves testing and balancing chlorine levels, pH levels, total alkalinity and calcium. Puddle technicians are also full of helpful tips and tricks for pool care. For example, swapping out a solid pool cover for a mesh one in spring can help to heat pools and reduce the risk of algae growth. 

The Puddle Guarantee: The Best Spring Pool Care in Bowmanville 

Local Puddle Pros are committed to keeping swimming pools clean and running smoothly all across Bowmanville and the surrounding area. If you are looking for a reliable, efficient and affordable pool opening for a home or commercial space, look no further than Puddle Pool Services. With options for booking services online or by-phone, pool owners can book their next service 24 hours a day — so don’t wait! 

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