Five Tips to Make Opening Your Pool a Breeze

Getting ready to open your pool for the new season? Have no fear. While the process may appear daunting, it’s pretty much a breeze. Here are five easy tips from Pettis Pools & Patio that will help you have your pool up and running – and you enjoying the water – in no time.

  1. Make a list & Bring a Friend

Before you begin the process, it’s a good idea to make a to-do list. Gathering tools and equipment together will also save time. Take inventory of all necessary pool chemicals, and make sure that those left over from previous seasons have not expired.  Inviting a friend to help out will not only result in a more efficient opening but will also add some much-needed fun to the process.

  1. Open Early

We all love warmer temperatures – but so does algae. Rising temperatures and added sunlight can spell days of extra work when opening your pool, so start to circulate pool water and chemically balance your pool early to cut off all the nasty stuff at the pass.

  1. All Systems Go

Whatever awaits under your pool cover – messy, cloudy or otherwise – it’s time to get the circulation system running once removed. Make sure your pump and filter are working properly first, and then allow them to run continuously until the water is clear. Keep an eye on your pressure gauge and backwash when indicated.

  1. Have your Water Professionally Tested

You should start testing your water immediately after removing the cover, but you shouldn’t stop there. Take a sample of your water to Pettis Pools & Patio and get it professionally analyzed. Making sure your pH and alkalinity are properly balanced before adding other pool chemicals is essential.

  1. Build a Relationship with Us, Your Local APSP Pro

Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or not, there’s no substitute for establishing a relationship with a reliable APSP pool service professional like Pettis Pools & Patio. You never know when a question or problem may arise, and knowing you can all us anytime, with any issue, will give you peace of mind and help you enjoy your pool to the fullest.
Want additional assistance? One-on-one instruction? Attend one of our FREE Saturday morning Pool Schools and get your “pool degree” in no time. Beginning Saturday, May 18th you can attend Pool School at 9am at our Greece location and 10am at our East Rochester store. We make it easy….to take it easy! Come join us!