How to Open Your Pool in 5 Steps

The weather is finally warming up here in Macomb Michigan and you’ve got summer pool time on the brain. Getting ready to open your pool for the summer defines the change in season for pool owners. Most people in Livonia and Westland want to have their pool open for Memorial Day, but others may open theirs sooner, or even a little later. Regardless of when you decide to open your pool for your family to enjoy, there are still proper ways of going about it. But do you know all the necessary steps to summerize your pool? You may be asking yourself “How do I open my pool for Summer?”. Whether you’re a  new pool owner or someone who would just like some refreshing, Viscount West is here to help!

How to Open Your Pool for Summer

Properly cleaning your pool allows for a clean and safe swimming environment for you and your family. We have broken down for you, how to open your pool this spring.

  1. Uncovering the pool

    – You may have noticed that over the winter your pool cover has  Open Your Poolaccumulated debris water from melting snow or rain. First, clean off any debris that may be on the top of your pool cover then we recommend checking for any holes or damage to your cover. If you have a hole in your cover don’t drain your pool. You can either use a submersible pump or, if you have an above ground pool, use a siphon to get as much water off of the cover as possible. After all water is drained, you can remove the pool cover. Be sure to clean and dry it before you store it so mold does not accumulate.

  2. Fill up your pool

    – when you winterized your pool; you should have drained some water from it. Using a hose, bring the water levels back up to their normal level. You will want to make sure to remove winterizing equipment or plugs and reconnect your pool equipment. If you used antifreeze to protect the plumbing you will want to make sure you drain it. Turn on your filtration system.

  3. Cleaning and balancing your pool

    – You may notice some ugly stains have built up on your pool liner. Add Metal Free to the water and allow 2 hours of circulation. After several hours, check the chemical levels of your pool. If you need to get your water tested come to your local Viscount. We are currently running a special on our water tests. The levels should be at

  • pH – 7.4 to 7.6
  • Alkalinity – 80 to 120 ppm
  • Chlorine – 2.0 to 4.0 ppm

If you need help balancing your pool’s levels, let us help. We’ll make sure to give you the best pool chemicals you’ll need for de-winterizing your pool. Our team of experts can point you in the right direction!

  1. Brush and vacuum your pool

    – Once you have added and allowed the chemicals to activate, you will want to vacuum and brush the algae that has accumulated. You will want to pay close attention to the details to ensure that you are getting your pool as clean as possible.

  2. Shock your pool

    – After allowing the filtration system to work overnight; you will want to shock your pool to remove the remaining bacteria.

If at any point you would like to make sure you water is at its proper levels, bring a water sample into your nearest Sunny’s Pools & More location. We will assist you in finding pool chemicals that you need to ensure your water is safe and ready to be enjoyed! We have been serving the Macomb, Livonia, Flatrock, and Monroe long enough to know the best way to service your pool needs. For all your pool and spa needs, choose Sunny’s Pools!

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