Whitby Pool Opening

After a long winter pool owners are eager to fire up their swim spaces for use but this takes a lot of hard work. You can’t just pull back winter pool covers and dive on in! After months of sitting idle, pool water is probably cloudy, green, full of algae and is likely looking overall swampy. Stepping foot into contaminated water can lead to serious health risks, so don’t take a chance! Professional Whitby pool opening services create a clean and comfortable space so you can spend your summer enjoying leisure time instead of skimming, scrubbing and water testing. 

They might look simple from a distance but swimming pools are complicated structures. You aren’t just dealing with water chemistry, in fact, balancing your pool water is just one of many necessary steps to keep pools clean. Be ready when warm weather comes around by booking your pool opening with Puddle Pool Services. 

Spring Pool Care: How to Open Your Pool 

Keeping up with the needs of pools and water systems can be tough and this only gets worse as the seasons change. Seasonal pool maintenance means closing down in fall and opening up safely again in spring. Many pool owners aim to kick off the swimming season on the May long weekend so the opening process should begin roughly a week before that. 

It is easy to forget about routine pool care throughout the winter months. Why would you clean your pool if you aren’t using it? The issue is that sitting water is prone to contamination. Over the course of the fall and winter months outdoor temperatures will fluctuate, leaves will fall off of trees and chemical levels will wear out. This leaves pool water prone to serious contamination. 

The best way to get a pool ready for use is with a multi-step approach that address swim spaces from top to bottom. 

Step One: The first step to opening a pool for the season is to replace/reinstall any components or equipment that was removed to be dried and stored over the off-season. It is important to one up drain plugs to allow chemically treated water to pass through.

Step One: Restore water levels and apply an initial shock treatment to begin the cleaning process. Remove any debris that is floating along water surfaces, has sunken to the bottom of the pool or settled into skimmer baskets. Residue should be removed with heavy scrubbing from speciality brushes. 

Step Three: Check your pool filters and clean cartridge filters if necessary. Simple test strips can help to point out common issues when water is already being maintained regularly but they can’t handle balancing after long periods of disuse. Dirty pool water can quickly lead to recreational water illnesses like skin irritations, eye infections, digestive issues and even e-coli poisoning, in severe cases. Balancing pool water means looking at chlorine levels, as well as pH levels, total alkalinity and calcium, so it is better left up to an expert. 

Puddle Pool Services: Reliable and Affordable Pool Openings in Whitby 

This spring, don’t lose your leisure time to pool care or deal with the aftermath of a DIY disaster. An amateur approach to spring pool care can take days, weeks or even months to properly clean and balance water chemistry. During this time you are missing out on the warm weather. Ditch the test kit and book a professional opening. 

The best time to open your pool for use is when the average outdoor temperature reaches 21 degrees. This means you don’t have to wait for the May long weekend, but can book ahead early to make sure that your water system is ready to use as soon as the sun comes out. 

Every member of the Puddle team is highly trained and experienced, as well as fully insured. This means you get the best results with the peace of mind that your swim space is in good hands. With options for booking online or by-phone, there is never a bad time to book your next pool service with Puddle. 

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