As Summer begins to approach, it can be exciting realizing it’s almost time to use the pool again. However, before getting ready to dive in, there are some steps to take before jumping into the pool. One of the most important tasks is getting the pool ready, but, exactly how do you get an above ground pool ready for summer?
Getting a pool ready for summer can seem like quite a workload, but with enough manpower and adhering to a few steps, the process can be smoothly completed without much hassle. Having said so, below are some steps to follow to ensure your pool is properly ready to swim in.
How to get Above Ground Pool Ready for Summer:
- Start by draining the pool cover, removing it, cleaning it, and then storing it.
- Where necessary, you can add water to your swimming pool
- Switch on the equipment and test them to ensure that everything is fully operational and working effectively
- Test pool chemistry
- Vacuum and brush the pool
- Shock your pool (if you have a chlorine pool)
- Conduct a safety check and subsequently assess the pool equipment. This will help you determine if you need to replace any parts.
For many pool owners, the most reliable approach is to convert from the typical chlorine system to a standard salt generator. Salt, as opposed to chlorine, does not evaporate even in relatively higher temperatures. However, it is only necessary to add it when the water is lost either because of rain or splashing. The main advantage of Salt pools is that they boast a steadier pH, therefore mandating for fewer chemicals and less monitoring. Transformation costs (from chlorine to salt) are varied and mainly depend on the size of your pool, as well as the approximate cost of the salt..
Adding Some Pool Toys:
Swimming pool toys can either be DIY types or those purchased from various shops. For instance, you can create a DIY floating basketball hoop by using pool noodles and PVC pipe. You can also add pool floaties to lounge on in the water.
In conclusion, you should now know how to get above ground pool ready for summer. You can easily do so by following these tips as outlined. Remember to check your pool’s chemicals, and to clean the pool if needed. Remember to do an inspection of your pool equipment. Here at Next Level Pool Services we provide knowledgeable professionals who can handle any of your pool care and pool maintenance needs.