Can you feel it? The feeling you get when you take your first dip into your beautiful pool and let the summer sun sprinkle its happy rays down on you and your family. Yes, there’s nothing better than enjoying a summer in the comfort of your own home and resort-worthy pool and outdoor landscape. That’s why we want to give you this important reminder before you buy that new swimsuit.
Don’t forget to properly clean your pool!
Spring is already here and that means you’re just a few months away from all that summer-loving fun in your pool. Don’t be the only one on the block who hasn’t opened their pool because you forgot to clean and prepare it. Here are some quick and helpful tips to get your pool in the best shape this pool season.
Dive In Early
Spring is the perfect time to get your pool ready as the weather is cooler and you won’t be spending a hot summer day sweating it out getting it ready. Another important reason to start early is that it helps stunt algae growth. Algae love to grow in warm and dark places, so removing that cover early helps keep your water clearer and cleaning easier. Plus, cleaning your pool earlier means it will be ready in case you get an early summer.
Make sure all equipment is working
One of the first things you want to do is check your pool’s filtration equipment. A clean pool filter is a key to making sure your pool doesn’t look like The Hulk just took a bath in it. Check for any leaks by searching the ground below the filter and for any puddles or wet spots. Make sure your heater is clean and checked for leaks too. You don’t want it shutting down and lose valuable swimming days.
Have the essential pool cleaning tools
After months of inactivity, don’t be surprised to find some leaves and other debris floating in your pool when you go to clean it. A great tool to use to clean the surface is a skimmer. The net attached to the telescoping pole is great to get all the floating leaves, debris, and bugs. You may also use an automatic or manual vacuum, which is the most convenient way to clean. The vacuum will suck up all the leaves and debris and run them to the pool’s filtration system.
Know your chemistry
A clean pool is a happy pool, and if you forget to properly take care of the water, then expect to have a lot of bacteria and mineral buildup. It’s important to balance your pool chemicals and check the pool’s total dissolved solids (TDS), pH balance, chlorine and salt levels.
I know cleaning the pool can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t’ have to be. When summer approaches, be sure your pool is ready for action by calling the professionals at Neave Pools. We are always here to help and offer all the solutions you need to prepare, clean and maintain your pool this season.
If you’re in Hudson Valley, call (845) 463-0592. Westchester, call (914) 271-7996. Cold Spring, call (845) 463-0592, and in Connecticut, call (203) 212-4800. Or fill out the handy web form on this page, and we’ll get in touch with you to schedule a complimentary swimming pool consultation.