Guelph Pool Opening

After a long winter, pool owners are keen to open their systems at the first sign of warm weather — and why not?! Pools can help to make the most out of the swimming seasons but only if they are clean and running. After months of sitting idle your swimming pool is likely full of debris and unwanted items, green or cloudy water and likely smells awful. More than looking terrible a dirty pool is a serious health hazard. When you want to make the most out of the swim season, get started on the right foot with a Guelph pool opening service. 

Opening up for the spring season means more than just cleaning the pool, it needs a multi-step process to get the best results. A bit of shock and a quick vacuum might give a superficial improvement but that doesn’t mean that it’s safe to swim in! An amateur opening can take weeks of hard work to properly clean and balance water or handle internal systems but our team of Puddle technicians have got openings down to a science! For quick and efficient spring pool care, just call your local Puddle Pro. 

How to Open Your Pool: Avoid a DIY Disaster 

When spring comes around you are likely to pull back your winter cover only to find a swamp. More than just dealing with leaves and debris you can expect algae blooms, green water, residue and a bunch of unpleasant surprises — so where do you start? In order to get the best results for your pool opening, it’s important to treat the areas that you can see, as well as the ones you can’t. Luckily, local Puddle crews are only a phone call away. 

Water Levels: During a closing water levels are dropped to avoid freezing over winter. This keeps water out of internal systems. When opening up it is important to grab a garden hose and restore the water level so chemical treatments can flow through circulation systems. Winterizing plugs is an important part of closing and so is opening them back up to let water flow through when open. 

Chemical Treatments: If your pool water is green or cloudy a bit of shock can help to clear some of this away but water is still contaminated. Creating a sanitary swim space means a chemical program done in steps that is designed to clear water but also eliminate bacteria and contaminations. These are applied, left to settle in and then reapplied until water is balanced. Ditch the basic test kit and have an expert balance your sanitizer levels, pH levels, alkalinity and calcium. 

Ditch Debris: Over the course of the winter your pool water will collect a bunch of debris both floating along water surfaces, sunken to the bottom of the pool and clogging up skimmer baskets. If there are clogs and blockages around your filters they will make it harder for water to pass through. This uses more time and energy and puts strain on pool equipment like the pump and filter. 

The majority of plumbing around inground pools is underground while above ground pools have more accessible lines and components. Relying on an amateur approach can mean missing one of the key steps that keeps your water flowing. Everything from storing your pool cover to checking surrounding areas like diving boards and pool decks, it all adds up. 

Puddle Pool Services: Trust Your Local Experts 

Don’t spend the first days of summer skimming and water testing when you can have an expert handle the heavy lifting for you. Each member of the team is local to the Guelph area so we understand what your swim space is up against. Skip the trial and error and choose efficient practices instead. In addition to being highly trained and experienced, Puddle technicians are fully insured to provide peace of mind with every service. 

In addition to openings, Puddle technicians provide routine pool maintenance programs, inspections, pool leak detection and other seasonal care to keep your pool in great shape all year long. 

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