The warmer weather is just around the corner, and that means you’re closer to some long awaited pool time here in Ottawa. But if you’re dreading those inevitable tasks that come each year with that grand pool opening, then maybe it’s time you consider booking a Purewater pool opening.
Getting your pool prepped and ready for the summer can be both thrilling and daunting. If you’re someone who tends to lean towards the latter, then maybe you should hire the professionals to take care of the work for you.
Removing the pool cover is one thing, but then adding up all the other little tasks, from cleaning up any refuse in the water, to refilling it, to lubricating the diving board, to balancing the chemicals in your pool – it can add up to a lot of time and money.
Pool Water Chemistry
One of the most challenging tasks to be carried out each opening season is the most important one. That is balancing the chemicals and minerals in your pool water to make sure it is safe. This part alone can leave you pulling out your hair. From the Chlorine, pH levels, calcium, alkalinity, and stabilizer levels, there’s a lot to get right. It’s also important to re-test the levels of your water each week to ensure they are just right.
If your pool chemistry is off, it can cause serious problems. For example, too little chlorine and it can lead to bacteria growth and infection; too much chlorine, and you can sting the eyes of your swimmers or even cause respiratory issues.
Pool chemicals are hazardous and must be handled carefully and stored safely at all times, but they’re necessary for safe, sanitary, crystal-clear swimming pool water.
Pool Opening Checklist
Aside from checking the chemicals, the next steps should include applying any lubrication where it may be necessary, such as the ladder or diving board. You will also need to remove any winter plugs, install pressure gauges, start up the circulation system, and set the solar roller in position if necessary. Then comes the nitty gritty that needs to be done but is no fun, like cleaning and storing waterbags, cleaning and folding the cover, sweeping/pressure-washing the pool deck, and so on. When people think “pool maintenance” they often only think of the pool water, but there is so much associated backyard maintenance that must be done to open your pool for the season.
As you can see, owning a pool requires a bit of maintenance and upkeep. But this shouldn’t overwhelm you or make you feel less excited about owning a pool. Being a pool owner is a luxury. It is an investment in promoting a healthy and active lifestyle that should embody relaxation and leisure.
If you’re at a point where your pool isn’t making you feel this way, then it could be time to let a professional pool contractor take care of the maintenance for you. With a variety of packages and services to choose from at Purewater, you’ll find the perfect one to suit your needs. Choose from our basic, deluxe, ultimate, or no-hassle pool opening package, or get the “whole enchilada” with a season-long maintenance contract. Now, you can focus on the things that matter – you know, perfecting your cannonball, honing your Marco Polo skills…
Contact us now to learn more about our pool opening prices.