St. Catharines Pool Opening

As soon the weather in Ontario gets warm, swimming pools are in high demand. For pool owners, high heat and sunshine means wanting to dive on into their water systems but after months of sitting idle, this is a bad plan! Pulling back a pool cover in spring usually means dealing with green water, foul smells, algae blooms and a whole lot of debris. Contaminated water doesn’t just look bad, it’s a health hazard! When you want to make the most out of the swim season, call Puddle to get you started with a proper St. Catharines pool opening. 

Pool maintenance is a top priority at the height of the swim season but seasonal pool care is key to keeping swim spaces in good condition. A proper pool opening and closing not only helps you enjoy the swim season, but these processes keep internal systems, components and equipment in great shape so you don’t have to spend money on premature replacements or unnecessary repairs. Before you pull back that winter cover, have an expert open your pool for a top to bottom clean and ready to use swim space. 

Spring Pool Care: A Multi-Step Approach 

As soon as the average outdoor temperature reaches 21 degrees, it is time to start the opening process but this is not as simple as pulling back a pool cover and hopping on in. In fact, it is common for pool water to be cloudy, green and even with a cover, you are likely dealing with a ton of debris. If this is the case, it will take more than a bit of shock to properly clean your pool before use. In order to get the best results for your pool opening, Puddle technicians break the process down into multiple steps so nothing is ever overlooked. 

Undo the Closing Process: When closing your pool for the off-season it is common practice to drop water levels, winterize drain plugs and store detachable components to avoid damage. Before you can begin the opening process it is important to replace equipment and restore water levels so they reach skimmer lines. 

Initial Treatments: Even with a cover on, unwanted items and debris have a way of sneaking underneath to reach pool water. This will mean a blanket of leaves and debris at the bottom of the pool, floating on water surfaces and clogging up skimmer baskets. A shock treatment will help to reduce contaminants and clear away cloudiness for a clearer view of what needs to be clean. A proper vacuuming sucks up unwanted items while heavy scrubbing with a speciality brush removes residue around water lines without causing damage. 

Equipment Checks: Winters in Ontario are tough and swimming pools aren’t invincible. Frozen temperatures can cause plastic to become brittle and cause unexpected damage. Before you fire up your system for use, it is important to make sure that all of your components and equipments are in good, working order. By looking over everything from pool filters, liners and even the pool pump, our team of Puddle Pros will alert you to any existing issues and others that are on the horizon. 

Final Water Balancing: After a long winter, a single shock treatment isn’t enough to clean your water. It takes a multi-part chemical treatment to restore water, done over the course of days. Having your water tested by an expert means balanced chlorine levels, as well as pH levels, alkalinity and calcium to make sure that you are diving into sanitary pool water. 

Puddle Pool Opening Services: Make the Most Out of the Swim Season 

The best way to start the swim season off right is to do it with a bit of help from a Puddle Pro. Don’t fumble trying to remove a safety cover or struggle to balance water using a simple test kit when you can call Puddle instead. Our team of highly trained technicians have turned pool openings into artwork and a science. 

Each member of the team is local to the St. Catharines area and understand what your swim spaces are up against. With years of experience under our belts, as well as on-going training, top industry tools and excellent resources throughout the area, there is nothing that our team of experts can’t handle. 

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