With spring right around the corner, it will soon be time to get your pool ready for the swimming season. However, this will involve more than simply removing the tarp and jumping in. To keep both your family and the structure of the amenity safe, there are a few additional steps you’ll need to take. Below, the specialists at Riviera Pools in Gulf Shores, AL, share what to do to prepare your water for months of aquatic fun.
3 Simple Steps to Set Your Pool Up for the Spring
1. First Cleaning
First, clean out the water and any mechanical pool components that got dirty or clogged over the winter months. Use a net to remove any leaves or twigs that may have found their way inside, and root through the filter basins to get rid of any built-up detritus.
2. Schedule a Chemical Test
Next, hire a professional to test the water’s pH balance. This is important because if the water is too acidic or too basic, it can irritate your skin and eyes, as well as damage the walls of the swimming pool. The technician will sample the water and analyze its current state to determine the best course of action.
3. Add the Necessary Chemicals
Once the test comes back, the technician will pump the needed chemicals into the pool to reach the desired pH level. While it’s possible to buy the chemicals on your own, there is a high likelihood of making a mistake as an amateur, so let the experts handle this task. After a brief period, the water will be retested, and if it is properly balanced, you’ll get the green light to start swimming.
If you need help getting your amenity ready for a summer of fun, turn to the professionals at Riviera Pools. These experts have over 20 years of experience working with all kinds of structures, including vinyl and concrete pools. Give them a call today at (251) 968-3290 to schedule an appointment, and visit their website to learn more about their services.