That Inground Swimming Pool…
Time to Start Thinking About Opening It?

Open your inground swimming pool soon? Crazy? Perhaps.

Snowstorm Stella - imagine what it's doing to your swimming pool!

Here we are, mid-March, and the weatherman’s saying Stella—the biggest snowstorm of the season—is on its way in. You’ve been looking at your covered inground swimming pool all Winter which, by now, has amassed a wonderful collection of all sorts of detritus, not to mention the other nasty stuff that comes with it. Who knows just how much of that currently lurks at the bottom of your pool (or floats around in it), readying itself to become a highly-efficient algae factory as the sunnier weather grows closer.

We can’t help you much with what Mother Nature brings, of course; but we can offer you some sound, professional advice that will make it easier to open your inground swimming pool and get it ready for the season, while costing you less than if you waited until later. First though, we’d like to ask a few questions: how quickly do you think the weather will change in the next 30 to 60 days? Have there ever been hot days in April? Have you ever seen the difference between a pool that is opened in April vs. May, especially after the temps eked their way upwards in April into May?

Warmer temperatures breed algae in a swimming pool. For those swimming pools with mesh winter covers that allow sunlight through, too much sunlight can spell days of work to get the pool up to ideal swimming conditions.

Have you ever seen the difference between a pool that is opened in April vs. the end of May, especially after the temps eked their way upwards in April into May?

Then, there’s the pollen. It wreaks havoc on inground swimming pool water that is not circulating, and cleaning it up just adds to the chore and expense. With the early pollen arrivals of the past few years, it certainly isn’t a bad idea to open your pool sooner than later, allowing your filter to help with the job before it gets out of hand.

As for the expense of opening an inground swimming pool early, some will argue that it costs more to do so. In reality though, given today’s availability of highly efficient salt chlorine systems and variable speed motors, the chemical and electrical costs can be nominal.

In any event, whether you have an above ground pool or an inground swimming pool, the basic steps found below for opening them are fairly similar. Many of them are also included in the services we offer.

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