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Can you believe that spring is almost here? We’re nearly halfway through February already, and before you know it you’ll be opening up your pool to enjoy its refreshing waters for the warmth of summer. In today’s post, we’re going to make sure you have everything you need on hand so when it’s time to start using your pool, you’ll be prepared!

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Clean The Pool Cover

Drain some of the water from your pool before removing your cover. This will allow the majority of the debris to either be caught by the cover or keep the excess leaves and grime out of the pool’s water. You will then carefully remove the cover from your pool. There will still be some debris that falls in the water, but you don’t need to worry about the small amount. Be sure to clean your cover and store it safely so it is ready to use for the next winter!

Reconnect All Equipment

If you disconnected any of your pool equipment like the filter, pump, heater, or any other pipes and cleaning items, be sure to attach them where they need to go. During the time that you’re affixing all the necessary parts, you can start filling up your pool to its standard depth with your garden hose. Once everything is in its place for standard operations, you can turn your system back on so that your filters or comfort features can start working their magic to keep the pool clean and comfortable at all times.

Adjust The Chemicals

Now is the time to start adjusting and adding your pool chemicals! It’s a good idea to start with some metal remover that will keep your pool free from stains and discoloration after some copper and iron may have built up in the water over the off season. Next, you will begin testing the various chemical levels in your pool including:

  • pH balance
  • Alkalinity
  • Chlorine levels
  • Water hardness

Find all of the chemicals you need and detailed instructions at Alpa Pool & Spa! When you stop by our store, we’ll make sure you are taken care of with everything you’ll need.

Clean The Pool And Enjoy!

Now you can simply brush away any grime, vacuum out the debris, shock the pool for bacteria, and begin enjoying your luxurious getaway! Cleaning and opening a pool for the summer can be a time-consuming and arduous task, but we’ve got you covered. The experts at Alpa can come to your property and fully clean your pool and take care of all the necessary chemical testing and balancing. Get in touch with our New Jersey team today to put away your worries and get ready to enjoy the fun of your pool throughout the whole summer!