Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get your pool ready for those long, lazy days in the sun. With a little bit of preparation, you can ensure that your pool is clean, safe, and ready for all the fun in the sun that summer has to offer. Here are six tips to help you get your pool ready for summer.
The first step to getting your pool ready for summer is to give it a thorough cleaning. Here’s a list of some of the top things you’ll need to do:
As you can see, this can take some time. So, if you can’t fit it into your busy schedule (or don’t want to, which is fair!), consider hiring a pool cleaning service to take care of the cleaning for you.
Maintaining proper chemical levels in your pool is essential for keeping it clean and safe to swim in. So, after filling your pool up, be sure to check the pH, chlorine, and alkalinity levels, and adjust them as needed. You can find test strips or kits at your local pool supply store.
Before you start using your pool for the season, take the time to inspect all of your pool’s equipment, including the pump, filter, and heater. Make sure that everything is in good working order, and replace any worn or damaged parts.
If you notice any leaks or cracks in your pool’s walls or floor, it’s important to address them before you start using your pool. You never know when a small crack or leak will turn into a big problem.
Small cracks can be repaired using a pool patch kit, while larger cracks may require professional repair.
If you’ve been using a pool cover to protect your pool during the winter months, it’s time to remove it. Make sure to clean the cover thoroughly before storing it away for the season.
Finally, consider upgrading your pool’s accessories to make your summer even more enjoyable. Adding new pool floats, a diving board, or a water slide can make your pool more fun for kids and adults alike.
By following these six tips, you can get your pool ready for summer and enjoy all the fun and relaxation that comes with having a backyard oasis. Whether you’re hosting pool parties, lounging on a floatie, or simply cooling off on a hot day, your pool is sure to be the highlight of your summer. Happy swimming!
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