Whether you hire a professional to open your pool every year or you attempt a DIY guide you found on Pinterest, it’s important to gain some basic and necessary knowledge on the topic to avoid having to do more work and costing yourself more money! Here it is:
- The season for opening pools typically started in May, for those of us in the Niagara Region or the GTA. The earlier you open your pool the better. Algae starts to grow around 40°F. The warmer the water gets, the greater the potential algae growth, so it’s important to get the pool running and treated with chlorine as soon as possible.
- Get the water balanced, sooner rather than later, as improper water balance can damage the pump, filter, heaters, and other important elements.
- Another sign that the water is not properly balanced is the cloudiness of the water. This may also cause the effectiveness of the chlorine to be lessened.
- The jets should be aimed at a 45-degree angle and pointed in the same direction for optimal circulation.
- Run the pump 24 hours a day for the first few days after opening your pool to ensure the water is properly treated and filtered.
- After a few days, the pump can run periodically. The best time is during the day and you can shut it off at night.
Get ahead of all your tasks this year and plan your pool opening in the Niagara region early in the season. Contact Total Pro Pools or visit their website for more information.