In many parts of the country, Memorial Day is the first “traditional” day of swim season and Labor Day is the last official day of swim season. In Arizona, though we are lucky and our swim season is many more months of the year. If you closed your pool for the season are you ready for your pool to be opened yet?

We’ve been seeing the temperatures slowly inch up over the past couple of weeks and know that in short order the temperatures will be in the triple digits and summer will seem overly long. If you have a swimming pool your summer will be more relaxing and cooler than your non-pool friends! The swimming pool service contractors from SwimRight Pool Service & Repair offer these swimming pool opening tips.

Are you ready for your pool to be opened?

Even if you’re not sure you’re ready for your pool to be opened right now, you will definitely want to get on the calendar of a pool service contractor. If you wait, chances are you will lose precious swim time. Give us a call and pick a time for your 2019 pool opening.

What will we do to get your pool ready?

  • We will bring the necessary pool chemicals and equipment to open the pool, hook the equipment back up and start the pump running.
  • We will clean the pool cover and deck before we start opening the pool, but if you want to save time and money, you can clean the pool cover yourself to make it quicker when we arrive. Don’t forget to remove all dirt and debris from the deck before you remove the cover. You don’t want to have dirt falling into the pool water and making the opening take longer.
  • We will inspect the pool and check for leaks and cracks. We will do a walk around of the pool and look for any standing water once the pump and filter are running.
  • We will check the filter before it’s put back in to make sure it’s clean and will do its job. You may also need to have the sand or DE replaced to make sure you’re kicking off the swim season right.
  • We will reinstall skimmer baskets and hoses. Plumbing and electrical equipment will be reconnected.
  • The pool will be refilled to proper levels.
  • The water will be cleaned and vacuumed.
  • We will add pool chemicals, turn on the pump and filter and recommend it run for at least twenty four hours straight. The water will need to be tested several times in the next 24 to 48 hours to assure the water chemistry is properly balanced.
  • Ladders, diving boards, slides, etc. will be reinstalled.

Once the pool is full, the pump has run and circulated the water and the chemicals are in balance it’s time for the fun part — Swim season 2019!