Soon, summer will be here, and your pool needs to be cleaned and maintenance before you can open it. There may be problems due to damage and water quality, such as frozen pipes being damaged or the growth of algae. The following swimming pool maintenance tips will help reduce problems with water quality and algae before opening.
1. Repairing Damage Due to Winter Weather and Wear
Over the winter months, there are many different things that can cause damage to commercial pool installations. Inspect all the plumbing and filtration equipment before you begin using it. In addition to the pool equipment, inspect other pool area installation for repair and maintenance that needs to be done before you can open the pool for swimmers during the hot summer months.
2. Removing Heavy Debris and Algae That Has Begun to Bloom
After you have found and begun to repair winter damage, you are going to be ready to begin cleaning any growth from the pool. Start by removing the largest bulk of algae growth and debris that may have fallen in the pool when it is closed. After you have cleaned the majority of the debris, fill the pool to the level it needs to be and start the filtration system to begin circulating and clearing the water.
3. Maintenance and Preparation of Your Pool Filtration Systems
There are many different types of filtration systems that are used with pools, which include, salt, sand, and DE filtration systems. There are also natural filtration systems that are more common in residential pools. No matter what type of filtration systems you have installed, you will want to backwash them, clean them, and inspect them for any repairs that need to be done before you open for summer.
4. Treating Problems with Water Quality and Shock Treatments Before Opening
Before you get ready to open your pool to swimmers during the summer months, you want to make sure that the water is clean and clear. The last step in preparing pools for opening will be shock treatments. This is something that you will want to do several weeks before opening to kill off anything in the water and allow time for the chlorine to clear.
These swimming pool maintenance tips will help you improve water quality and get rid of algae before opening. If you need help with repairs and improvements, contact commercial pool services like Hollywood Pools and Spas to get your pools open in time for summer.