Richmond Pool Opening

As swimming season comes around again, property owners are keen to pull back that pool cover and get started on their doggy paddle. Before anyone can dive in, it is important to perform a proper pool opening. Even when closed, water systems are collecting dirt, debris and buildup. Instead of jumping into contaminated water, call a Puddle Pro for your Richmond pool opening. Our experts create a safe and sanitary swim space, while protecting your materials and cutting costs on utility and repair bills.

Even with a winter cover, swimming pools are always collecting dirt and debris in one way or another. A big part of spring pool care is to remove existing debris, balance water chemistry and inspect any areas that might have suffered damage over the cold season. You might remove the cover from your pool, only to find its own eco-system — but our Puddle technicians can help!

The Best Way to Open Your Pool

It is no secret that pool maintenance is a process and opening up for the season is no different. The best way to get great results is with a multi-step approach that caters to the visible parts of your pool and the inner mechanisms, as well. Focusing on pool water is great for the health and safety of swimmers and examining the parts, liner and filtration system will help to keep your system running smoothly.

Water Chemistry: The basics of cleaning pool water during spring/summer involve skimming floating debris, opting to vacuum the bottom of the pool to suck up dirt, and cleaning skimmer baskets. Following the fall/winter, your water has been sitting stagnant for months at a time. During this time, your system is likely forming algae blooms, collecting debris and subject to bacteria buildup. An application of measured algaecides can kill off invasive growth, while an appropriate chlorine level can help to create a clean space. No off-the-shelf test kit can provide the same insight into your water balance as a professional can, so have your water tested by a pro.

Check Your Pool Equipment: Your pool is not a bath tub. As simple as it might look from the outside, there are a lot of moving parts that keep your system running. There is a good chance that your pool filter is experiencing clogs or blockages. Cleaning these out is key to improving the output of your circulation system. You might vacuum the pool every day, but it will not keep chemicals and sanitizers flowing throughout your water. In addition to mechanisms, it is important to inspect everything from pool toys to diving boards, ensuring that there is no sitting bacteria.

Assess Structures: Over winter, your pool is left up to the elements. Quick temperature snaps, harsh winds, rain storms and freezing all contribute to the overall condition of your pool and can lead to unexpected damage. Keeping an eye on vinyl liners, tiles and concrete foundations can alert property owners to potential issues before they become disasters. Even a small tear in a liner can spread quickly, resulting in leaks, flooding and water damage. A trained eye can inspect everything from structures and surrounding areas, to internal mechanisms, pinpointing problem areas while they can be patched or lightly repaired.

Puddle Pool Services: Great Results For Your Pool Opening Service

Hiring an expert for your pool cleaning, care and maintenance is a great way to ditch the effort without sacrificing results. Routine care throughout the swim season can help to maintain a clean system but an opening is your chance for an overhaul. Start the season off on the right foot with a bit of help from a highly trained and experienced Puddle Pro!

In addition to improved visuals, trusting an expert can help to improve efficiency within your system. When water flow is restricted by clogs and blockages, it puts added strain on a pump and motor, making them work harder. Any added strain will cause an increase in utility bills and a reduced lifespan for mechanisms. Getting great results is important, but nothing is more important than safety. Any time there is electrical components, like a circuit breaker, near to water, there is always a risk of danger. After years of industry experience, our technicians perform top quality service, using top safety tools and practices.

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Brian Henderson
5 out of 5

I have been using Puddle Pool services for several months now and have been very impressed with their approach. They show up as scheduled, give a good summary of what they did and keep our hot tub looking great for a fair price. Highly recommend Mark in Vancouver

Timothy Franklin
5 out of 5

David and Catrina clean our pool and hot tub on a regular basis. Very polite individuals and always explain in full detail to us what is happening with our pool even if we have a million questions, Very patient. We would highly recommend this company.

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The pool maintenance package we signed up for has been fantastic. I we don’t worry about anything they come in and do their thing and we receive a detailed report by email, very seamless. Happy to give them a thumbs up.

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Stephanie and Michael coordinated our pool to be drained and cleaned and to get rid of all of these stains. The project at three or four days but at the end of it the pool looked brand new. Happy to give a recommendation to these guys.

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