Many folks on our weekly service routes in the Lancaster Palmdale area ask out the best swimming pool preparation tips to ready their pools for summer. After sitting during the cold month’s when springtime arrives homeowners start taking the covers off their pools. But before you roll up your sleeves and get ready to dive into the task of preparing your pool follow these helpful tips.
The first thing you may notice is the color of the water. More than likely adding chemicals is necessary to make the water clear. Adjusting the water chemistry will repair that. Once the water is clear time to move on to the swimming pool preparation tips.
Swimming Pool Preparation Tips
1. Start Early
If you plan on buying any parts that need replaced from last season check the local pool store. Stores often offer specials weeks before the busy summer. If looking to buy a new pump or filter great deals are available pre-summer.
2. Inspect Water Condition
Pools covered during winter often will be cloudy, murky, light or dark green. For this, your pool will need the water chemistry balanced to make it clear again.
3. Check Pump and Filter
It’s best to check pumps and filters to make sure they’re operating correctly and repair if needed. Also, run them until the water becomes clear. At that point, it’s safe to run them 10-12 hours per day. Finally, make sure the pump is not leaking water.
4. Just Add Water
If the pools water level is low also making sure to add more water to restore normal levels ensures proper equipment functioning.
5. Pool Safety Preparation
Make sure pool ladders, guard rails, child pool fences and drain covers are all in correct working shape to prevent accidents. Also, post pool safety signs. If there’s lots of small children around it’s best to have a child pool fence to prevent accidents.
6. Have Fun
Now get the barbecue ready, invite some good friends over and enjoy, diving, splashing, and frolicking in the summer weeks ahead in your beautiful backyard oasis.
Summer Swimming Pool Cleanup Services
Short on time and need expert help? Great White Pool and Spa also provides professional services that prepare Antelope Valley swimming pools for the summer months. Call today and find out about our weekly maintenance packages in Palmdale, Lancaster, and Quartz Hill to make sure your water stays clear and safe for swimming all summer long.