All across the Knoxville area, the opening of the backyard swimming pool signifies the end of winter and the beginning of warmer temperatures. Here are a few smart pool opening tips to make sure your season starts with a swimming pool in tip-top shape.
Removing the Pool Cover Correctly
As tempting as it might be to just pull it off and dive right in, it’s important to take proper care of your cover when removing it for your Spring opening. You can keep it in its best shape with just a few simple steps:
- Remove any dirty standing water (a wet/dry vacuum works well)
- Clean off any leaves or other debris
- Hose off the cover with clean water
- Fold the cover over to one end of the pool and remove
- Lay flat and thoroughly clean with a mild detergent or cover cleaner
- Allow the cover to fully dry before folding it up and storing it
Check Your Pool Water Levels
Even with a pool cover, it’s possible to have lost some water due to evaporation. Do a quick check to make sure that you have the proper water level in your pool.
Taking Care of the Pool Equipment
Inspect your pump and lubricate or replace any o-rings needing some extra attention. Now is also a good time to do an inspection of your pool’s plumbing connections and visually inspect all of the other equipment. Once visually inspected, power on the equipment and look for any drips or leaks. Continue to replace any o-rings as necessary.
Maintaining Your Pool Chemistry
Proper pool chemistry is essential to keeping your water clean and pristine. Before adding any chemicals, bring a sample to us to have it analyzed for free. Once your pool is balanced, then add chemicals. Let the pool run overnight, then retest the water.
Making Sure You Start Off Right
Of course, the best way to make sure you maximize the longevity of your pool and minimize service calls during swim season is to have a Campbell’s professional do it for you. Click here to get started!
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Tony Campbell is a second-generation pool company owner and opened Campbell’s Pool and Spas in 1994 after years of working and learning side-by-side with his father. For over 20 years, Campbell’s Pool and Spas has provided unsurpassed service to residents in Knoxville, Lenoir City, Jefferson City, Oak Ridge and all over East Tennessee. The Campbell’s Pool and Spa team is dedicated to providing every single customer with the best experience possible from initial consultation to project completion, and continued stellar service for years to come.
Campbell’s Pool and Spa has been recognized many times over the years for superior design and are A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau. They also sell and service hot tubs, swim spas, and above ground pools. For more information, call 865-584-3607, visit their website at campellspools.com or find them on Facebook and Twitter.