Summer holidays are the perfect time to plunge into a pool of cool water and relax in on lazy afternoons with family and friends. It is also a great time to have a pool party and get-togethers. If you own a pool, you already know maintaining it takes a lot out of your time and budget. Fortunately, there always is a DIY.
Here’s how you can get your pool all ready for the summers-
The steps involve opening, cleaning, testing the water and maintaining the pool through summer.
Remove the pool cover
Fall always ends with leaves scattered all over your backyard and the pool cover. Before you remove the winter cover, ensure you clear out any leaves and debris from the surface. Drain the water sleeves and then move on to uncovering the pool carefully so as not to let the dirt and water from the surface touch the pool underneath.
Get the filter and pump started
Get your drain hose and skimmer ready. Place your skimmer beneath the drain hose and connect the sand filter to the pump. Ensure that the ‘in’ and ‘out’ portals are connected correctly.
Clean the skimmer and the main drain thoroughly
After the pool, pump, sand filter, and the hoses are connected, check the skimmer and the drain for any leftover dirt. If your pool is still dirty, use a rake to remove any leaves and debris.
Fill up the pool
Filling up the pool with water is the most crucial part. Turn the hose on. Put the knob on the sand filter up to start circulation. Make sure your filtration system is on. Now, allow the pool to fill up.
Check the pH and chlorine levels
Checking the level of chemicals in the pool water is an important health measure. If you have a pH level testing kit, use it according to the instructions given after you are done filtering the pool for 8 to 12 hours. You can also have a professional take a look at a sample of water from your pool.
Your pool is now ready for pool opening season. Getting your pool ready for summer is best done with help. Get a family member or friend to help you enjoy the beginning of summer.