As pool season approaches, many Cypress pool owners are going to be faced with the challenge of “opening” their swimming pool. This can be a daunting task for many people, so we have put together a simple step-by-step plan to show you how to open a Cypress pool and walk you through the process.
1. Swimming Pool Chemicals
Make sure you have all needed chemicals before starting, including chlorine and algaecide . If you do not have all of your needed chemicals, you will not be able to open your pool properly.
2. Pool Cover
Removing the swimming pool cover will require some time. If your pool has been covered with a solid cover, you will need to drain any standing water with a pump. Make sure that you remove as much water and debris as possible, as this will make your life easier when the cover actually comes off. After the cover has been removed it is always a good idea to wash your cover with a strong cleaner. Allow the cover to dry before folding and storing for the season.
3. Pool Water
Remove any skimmer guards and winter plugs that might have been installed. Fill your pool with clean, fresh water to the normal level.
4. Pool Equipment
Now is the time to reattach and startup and pool equipment that may have been disconnected. Make sure your pump and filter is connected properly. It is always a good idea to lubricate any and all O-rings. This will minimize cracking and drying out issues. Check your debris baskets for any issues. Finally, make sure your lines are open before starting the pump. If you have removed your ladders and ropes prior to the winter months, this is the time to reinstall them
5. Swimming Pool Debris
Now is the time to remove any large debris from the pool. Do not attempt to vacuum this debris, as it will only lead to problems. Once the large debris has been removed, you may begin the process of vacuuming.
6. Shocking the Pool
Once the pool has been cleaned of all debris, it is a good idea to shock the pool. Shocking the pool is the process of using more than the normal requirement of chlorine. Follow the guide on your chemicals and allow the pool water to circulate for 24 hours. If you have questions regarding the best shock treatment, feel free to contact us any time.
7. Pool Chemistry
Once the pool has circulated for 24 hours, you will need to check the water stability. This involves checking the pH balance, hardness, as well as the salinity of your swimming pool water.
Once the hard work is done, your pool is clean and you can now relax in your own personal oasis.