Ottawa Pool Opening

Just because Ottawa is known as a winter wonderland, doesn’t mean that property owners don’t want to have a little fun in the sun. For property owners with outdoor pools, the swimming season is a limited time, so it is important to make the most out of it — and our Puddle Pros can help! A professional Ottawa pool opening means a clean and efficient water system, in no time at all.

It is common to want to dip into swimming pools at the first sign of warm weather, but before you dive in, make sure that your system is clean! When you remove the cover from your pool in spring, you are dealing with the aftermath of water sitting stagnant for months. If your system has been sitting idle, it is likely suffering from stains, discolouration, algae growth, residue and a ton of built up debris. An amateur approach to pool opening can leave behind contaminated water, leading to damage and potential health risks, so call an expert instead!

Understanding Spring Pool Care: The Best Way to Open Your Pool

A proper pool opening requires more than just pulling back a safety cover. In order to get great results for your system, it is important to take a multi-step approach that caters to water condition, structures and pool equipment. Each of these play a role in the overall condition of your pool and if one of them is suffering, it will wear down on other components as well.

Undo Closing Practices: When cold weather comes around, it is important to protect your pool system and that comes along with a lengthy to-do list. When you want to open back up again, it is important to backtrack and undo anything that was done. Winterized drain plugs, water bags and more must all be removed and the surrounding areas inspected. If water levels were dropped, you will need to fill the pool back up so water is above skimmer lines.

Water Treatments: A basic kit or strips might be able to test the water within your system but after being closed for the winter, it will take a more in-depth chemical treatment to get water running clean again. If there is algae present, it means proper applications of algaecides to get rid of invasive growth. From here, standard pool chemicals and sanitizers can be used to balance pH levels, alkalinity and total chlorination.

Treating Filters & Removing Debris: The pool filter and circulation systems are the heart and soul of your water systems. Even when covered for winter, pools are collecting debris. Anything from leaves, sticks, seed pods and even mice can find their way into your skimmer baskets or sit along the bottom of the pool. In order to get the best results, water surfaces should be skimmed, it is important to vacuum the pool bottom, and check the pool filter, replacing if necessary.

Inspecting Structures: It is easy to overlook structures during the pool maintenance process. By inspecting sensitive areas like diving boards or a vinyl liner can help to identify problem areas before they turn into full blown disasters. A small tear can quickly turn into a larger one, leading to the need for a costly liner replacement.

Puddle Pool Services: The Best in Pool Opening Services

After months of sitting idle, property owners are likely to pull back the pool liner only to be met with a nasty surprise. An experienced technician is able to remove debris, inspect mechanisms, create safe environments and boost curb appeal. Each member of the Puddle team is highly experienced, fully insured and outfitted with industry tools for great results, every time.

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Rated 4.9/5 based on 34 customer reviews

Erin Copeland
5 out of 5

We own a commercial property with an indoor pool and hot tub. We switched over pool maintenance companies about 6 months ago, from another company in Ottawa to Puddle Pools. We have been incredibly impressed with the service that we receive from both Zach and Richard. They have been incredibly responsive to all of our questions and are quick to take action whenever we encounter an issue, whether it is big or small. They also perform weekly routine maintenance on our pool and spa and they are always on time, courteous, professional and dependable. We are so happy to have found Puddle Pools and highly recommend them!

5 out of 5

Called Puddle Pools Ottawa and consulted about changing out old for a new pool liner. Richard and Zachary answered all of my questions and earned my business. We couldn’t be happier so far! They did great and the pool looks amazing!

Akram Saleh
5 out of 5

My experience with Puddle Pools was nothing short of spectacular, a true highlight in my homeownership journey. Initially, I was on the fence about who to trust with my pool liner replacement, especially given the tricky timing towards the end of fall last year. Yet, Puddle Pools stood out not just for their competitive quotes but for their unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Zach, my point of contact, was a pivotal figure throughout this process. He epitomized professionalism and warmth, making what could have been a stressful endeavor feel like a walk in the park. His prompt responses and understanding nature underscored the company's customer-first ethos, making me feel valued and heard at every turn. The reasonability of their quotes was the first sign that I had struck gold with Puddle Pools. In a sector where costs can spiral, their straightforward and fair pricing was a welcome change. It’s refreshing to find a company that aligns its interests so closely with those of its clients, ensuring you get the best bang for your buck. The quality of their work speaks volumes, proving that they don't just meet expectations—they soar above them. Given the stellar outcome of the liner replacement, I didn't hesitate to entrust them with the installation of a pool safety cover. Once more, they exceeded my expectations, reinforcing my decision to look nowhere else for pool-related services. In summary, if you're in Ottawa and pondering over pool services, let me save you some time: Puddle Pools is the answer. Their blend of exemplary service, fair pricing, and superior work quality places them a cut above the rest. I'm beyond satisfied with their service and eagerly anticipate continuing this relationship for all my pool needs. A heartfelt thank you to Zach and the Puddle Pools team for a remarkable job well done!

ram rathiesh
5 out of 5

Had puddle pool to do our in-ground pool liner. Great service, Richard and Zach was very helpful and they explained how the work is going be and it was a hassle free experience from them and just got our pool ready on time. Thank you so much for you quick service. I will be recommending puddle pools to our friends

Patrick Ferreira
5 out of 5

Richard was the representative that came to close our family pool. Richard was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and had tremendous patience for every question I had. He responded with detailed responses and took the time to show me what he was explaining. Would strongly recommend this company for all your pool openings and closing! Have already asked to be placed on the list for the next fall closing.

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