Opening your swimming
pool
    Here are a few tips on how to make the process go smoothly:

  • If the pool is covered, you will need to remove debris and water from the
    cover. Use a quality cover cleaner to clean, deodorize, and protect the
    cover. Then store it in a dry, cool place.

  • Use your leaf-cleaner to remove leaves and other debris from the bottom of
    your pool. Empty the skimmer and pump strainer baskets.

  • Fill your pool to the level recommended by the manufacturer. This is usually
    halfway up the skimmer.

  • Inspect all equipment including pump, filter, heater, diving board, ladders,
    and chlorinator for proper installation and operation.

  • Take a sample of your pool water to your authorized dealer for a complete
    analysis. Then, follow the provided instructions for balancing your pool
    water.

  • Remove organic waste by shocking the pool.

  • Prevent algae by adding an initial dose of an algaecide.

  • To sanitize your pool, use a stabilizer such as chlorinated tablets in a
    floater, skimmer, or automatic chlorinator.

  • Run the filter system for at least two hours. During this time, brush the
    walls and vacuum the pool bottom.

(Note: The surface of a newly plastered pool should harden for a period of several
weeks before being brushed or vacuumed.)