Boy was this winter long and cold! The deep freeze we endured makes the amazing weather we are having a real treat. It also encourages us to get outside and start prepping for summer. Let’s be honest, the other day when it reached 75 and we had to slather ourselves in sunscreen what we really wanted was to jump into our backyard pools. This leaves many of us wondering exactly when the best time is to open our pools for the summer. Is April too soon?
In Michigan, when you open your pool is less about the month of the year and more about the consistency of the temperatures. When temperatures start to consistently stay warm and the threat of snow has passed it is the perfect time to open your pool.
It’s important not to wait too long into the change of the season as algae and pollen issues can occur. When the water in your pool is left stagnate and not allowed to circulate algae and pollen can build up. Although there isn’t a certain month in which you should open your pool, it is important to open your swimming pool as soon as the temperature stabilizes.
Opening your swimming pool doesn’t need to be a stressful process. With a bit of pre-planning most homeowners can easily open their pool on their own. Of course, if you aren’t interested in going through the work there are local swimming pool contractors that offer these services.
The process to open a swimming pool whether it is an in-ground Gunite plaster pool or above ground vinyl lined pool is basically the same. One difference however is the inspection of the pool construction. Plaster pools may require resurfacing before they are opened if cracks are evident or rough plaster is present. Resurfacing a plaster pool is quite complicated and is best left up to professional pool plasterers like the experts here at Pound Pool Plastering.
Pool opening procedures however basically remain the same. This process includes:
- Remove debris and water from the pool cover
- Take the pool cover off
- Hook up the pools pump, filter, and heater
- Add water if it is not at the proper level
- Test the water
- Add chemicals based on the pool waters analysis
- Put ladders and railings back up
- Inspect pool fencing and gate locks
Companies that service swimming pools or provide pool plastering or re-plastering services become quite busy during the warmest months of the year. If you suspect that you will need professional pool services, it is important to schedule them early in the season especially if you suspect your pool needs a fresh coat of plaster.
Pound Pool Plastering offers several options when it comes to servicing your pool including plaster, caulk, tiling, cement decks, plumbing, and coping in both commercial and residential settings. More information can be found at http://www.pound-pool-plastering.com/.