Baseball is on TV, there are steaks on the grill and the kids are in the pool, it must Summer time! But before you get to this wonderful state of relaxation, there is work to be done – namely opening the pool!
To give you do-it-yourselfers some help, PEM Surface Creations has put together a few tips to make the pool opening process run smoother, so you can better enjoy your time off and avoid some common mistakes.
1. Check chemicals: Your chemicals have been sitting for months waiting to be used. Now that you are ready to use them, they might have passed their expiration date. Go through and throw away any expired chemicals and prioritize the chemicals you have left, so the oldest supply is used first.
2. Cleaning the winter cover: Give your winter cover a thorough cleaning, it has been taking mother natures worst all winter. And once you have finished cleaning, make sure you let the cover air dry. Otherwise it will likely collect mildew.
3.Filling the pool: Usually filling your pool with your garden hose is the easiest and most cost-efficient way of raising the water level. Except for larger pools, it can cost less to have a service truck in the water. Check local providers.
4. Put in the time: If you have solids floating in your pools, take the time to manually remove them with a net. Relying on your pool system or vacuum can lead to clogged pipes and bigger problems than you started with.
Now that you have your pool open, it is also important to consider protecting the people who will be using it. A pool is typically open for 90 days during the summer and we suggest that any pool, large or small, consider installing PEM Surface Creations’ aquatic matting. Out matting can help reduce slips and falls on concrete and on decks, as well as help prevent splinters to the foot.
PEM also is simply great for increasing comfort to bare feet! Our matting is cost-effective and can be installed with just a razor knife, caulk gun and square.
Have fun this weekend and rest of summer. For more on PEM Surface Creations visit our website.