03 Apr How to Open Your Swimming Pool
It’s that time of year! The birds are chirping; the sun is out; the flowers are blooming. And, the weather is starting to warm up enough to open your swimming pool for sun and fun. But, sometimes opening your swimming pool ends up being time consuming and expensive. Many pool owners just wing it and do the best that they can when it’s time to get their pools ready for swimming. We’d like to help you with step-by-step directions so that you don’t miss an important step in the process. Here are the simple steps to take to open your swimming pool for sun, fun, and happy times:
Step #1: Inspect Key Pool Components
Before you do anything else, inspect your filter and pump for any damaged or worn parts.
Step #2: Check Your Filter
Clean filters are critical for pool health. Be certain to check your filter and change or clean if needed.
Step #3: Add Water
Adequate water is a requirement for your pool equipment to run smoothly. Fill up your swimming pool to raise the water level to 2/3 up the skimmer.
Step #4: Equip Your Pool
Step #5: Remove All Winter Plugs
Step #6: Add Eyeball Jets to Return Ports
Install eyeball jets in return ports in the sides of the pool where you removed the plugs. Adjust jets to point toward the surface of the water to slightly disturb the water surface.
Step #7: Install Plugs
Step #8: Add Necessary Items
Install pressure gauge and clear plastic port.
Step #9: Open All Valves
Open valves that were installed in previous steps.
Step #10: Add Water
Step #11: Remove Waste
Step #12: Turn on Pool Pump
Step #13: Turn Pool Pump Off
As mentioned in Step #14, you should run the pump for 3 minutes and then turn it off.