Spring has sprung, summer is right around the corner, and it’s about to be peak pool season. Are you ready? It’s important to get your pool ready, heading off any algae blooms and making sure it’s ready for swimming. Wondering where to start? We’ve got some tips for swimming pool spring cleaning.
- First, do some trimming around the pool. Before you even start on the actual pool, tend to the foliage around your pool area. Prune anything that could shed into the water and rake up any leaves and debris that may be lingering under bushes near the pool. Make sure to pay attention to your pump and filter, too, clearing away leaves and mulch from this equipment and trimming any trees or bushes that are encroaching on it.
- Now it’s time to deal with your pool cover. Before you can remove it, make sure it’s clean. If all you see is leaves and debris, sweep it. Pump off any water without removing water from the actual pool. Once the cover is clear, give it a spray with the hose before removing it. After you take it off, spread it out and thoroughly scrub it, allowing it to completely dry before you put it away for the season.
- Move on to the actual water. Put in the skimmer basket, top off the water with the hose, and check for pool stains. Before you can get started on the actual pool water, you’re going to need some supplies. Check out all of your equipment to make sure it’s working properly before you head out to purchase chemicals, testing kits, and other supplies you’ll need. That way, you’ll know if you need any replacement parts or tools.
- Check out your pump and filter. Make sure they haven’t sustained any damage, then prime and lubricate the pump and clean or replace the filter.
- Clean the pool! Remove any twigs, leaves, and debris from your pool, getting as much as possible off the bottom of the pool before running the vacuum. If the pool cover did its job over the winter, there might not be too much to clean. Vacuum the pool and run the filter for 24 hours before testing the water. Then you can use a pool opening kit to prepare your pool for swimming, allowing the chemicals from the opening kit to circulate for a day or so before testing the water and adjusting your chemicals.
For easier pool prep trust Millennium Pool Service to do the work. With over 30 combined years of experience in the pool industry, we provide a comprehensive range of services for both residential and commercial customers in Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. When you hire Millennium Pool Service, you get a well-qualified, industry-trained staff, services that are tailored to your needs, and a commitment to 100% customer satisfaction. In Virginia, call 703. 939. 5062, in Maryland, call 301. 591. 3750, or you can contact us through our website.