Opening Your Pool in Western Mass

Opening a Pool for Summer

While you may be a staunch Do-It-Yourselfer, even the most determined homeowners should know when it’s best to turn things over to professionals. When it comes to opening up your pool, it’s best to leave it to the experts.
Opening your pool can be quite daunting, however if you decide to tackle the project yourself, start with this check list of tools you will need to tackle the project successfully:

  • A pump to remove water from on top of your cover
  • A Brush to scrub your liner
  • Water test strips
  • Skimmer Net
  • Vacuum System
  • Safety Goggles
  • Rubber Gloves

If you already have all the tools and they are all in good working condition, you should be ready to move forward. Here are a list of chemicals you’ll need to insure your water is safe to swim in:

  • Total alkalinity increaser
  • pH increaser and decreaser
  • Chlorine stabilizer
  • Calcium hardness increaser
  • Granular chlorine
  • Algaecide
  • and scale, metal and stain control.

pool patiosMost of these chemicals are quite toxic and extreme precautions should be taken before handling. Safety goggles and rubber gloves should be worn at all times to avoid injuring yourself. Make sure to read all precaution on the labels and never use them in an unventilated area without understanding the chemicals you’re using.Knowing the chemistry itself is extremely important when trying to balance the pool environment making the water safe for your children friends and family.

Doing the work!

Once you’ve managed to track down all the expensive tools supplies and chemicals, you still have to go through the grueling process of getting your pool opened including:

  • Drain and remove the cover
  • Clean the cover and pack it away safely
  • Remove freeze plugs
  • Inspect filters and Pumps
  • Add Water
  • Test the water
  • Add chemicals
  • Re-check chemical balance
  • Vacuum and skim

The list goes on and on!
When it’s all said and done, your pool has cost you much more than the cost of hiring a profession pool service to come in and take care of opening your pool for you. Plus. with a professional service,  you will be up and running much quicker allowing you the time you need to spend with your family and friends.

At Pezzetta Stone we have over 25 years of professional pool service under our belts. After all, who knows pools better than the people who build them.

Contact us today for a FREE consultation and take all the trouble and worries out of opening your pool this swimming season!