20 Balsam St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 4H7
Owen Sound (519) 372-9411 Collingwood (705) 445-6165
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Pool Opening Service
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Pool Opening Service

Opening a swimming pool is always one of the most thrilling activities for every pool owner. It is that period when, after waiting through several months of cold, the pool can now serve as the main source of relaxation under the sun. Let Clark Pools and Spas Service Team help get your pool ready for the season!

Pool Opening Cost

Our typical pool opening cost is $375.00 + start up chemicals (approx. $60.00) + tax.

Pool Opening Includes:

  1. Removing and cleaning off winter pool cover. We will leave out to dry or fold up and put away. Please note: bag covers / lock-in covers may require extra time to clean and lock presentable. Additional costs may occur depending on the state of cover.
  2. Scrubbing pool walls and steps clean
  3. Removing winter plugs and installing return jets
  4. Preparing and testing equipment
  5. Re-installation of handrails, ladders, etc
  6. Any small repairs we see that need to be addressed (materials extra)
  7. Scoop leaves if visible and time permits
  8. Adding Pool Opening Chemical Kit to water

**Important to note that most pools are not swimmable after being opened for the season. We recommend that clients allow the Pool Opening Chemical Kit to settle for 2-3 days, then schedule an additional Open Vac to clean any leftover debris and balance the water.

If you’re within the Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Blue Mountain, Thornbury, Creemore, and Stayner areas, book a pool opening appointment with us today!

Call: 705-445-6165
Email: office@clarkpoolscollingwood.com

Pool Opening Service
Pool Opening Service

More often than not, you will have to make sure your pool is ready to serve its purpose, which is why our team of professionals is ever ready to see to your pool opening needs. Our experts are always available to provide everything you need to make sure your equipment is in good working condition. You can reach out to us if you need professional assistance taking out your cover and getting your pool working again, or if you want to know how to get your pool set for the swimming season. 

What Does A Pool Opening Service Include

Getting your pool ready for the spring season involves more than taking off the cover. There are a couple of important practices that must be carried to make sure your pool is ready for use. More than just removing the cover, it needs to be cleaned and kept carefully to prevent injuries. The equipment also needs to be inspected to make sure that they are in a good working state. Our team of experienced technicians can help to make sure your pool is opened the right way. Whether you are a commercial pool in the area or residential we can help.

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Inground Pool Opening 

Is your pool the inground type? Works fine. We can help open it without stress and get it ready for use in no time. 

Above Ground Pool Opening 

We also work on above-ground pools. Whatever your needs are as regards pool opening, we’ll be sure to meet them. 

Pool Opening Steps

The steps to open a pool largely depend on if it is an in-ground or above-ground pool. A typical opening procedure involves checking out the overall condition of the pool. You must inspect for cracks, leaks, damaged seals, low water levels, pump damage, filter damage, and other defects. In the event of a fault, repairs must be performed before the filtration system is turned on. 

The pool protector cover and other debris are removed from the pool, and then it is filled to about three-fourths of the total depth. The pool is cleaned with the use of a filtration system. To take out bigger dirt particles, the filer drain position is used. Pending how the pool looks having pools swim-ready can take anywhere from one to two weeks.

Pool Opening Kit 

Depending on what you need to get your pool ready for the swim season, there are a number of pool opening kits you can pick from. These packages are all great because of their impressive chemical content. 

All our kits have chlorine-based shock, very good for wiping out bacteria and other microorganisms that have accumulated in the water during winter. 

Our kits also have algaecides, stain preventatives and clarifiers. These chemicals all work hand in hand to make sure the pool water is clean and in good condition for a wonderful swimming experience. Also, these chemicals come in specific quantities to treat specific pool sizes. 

The pool opening kit also contains directions to help you get your pool ready without complications. 

Pool Opening Chemicals List 

Some of the chemicals required to open a swimming pool include purifiers such as… 

  • Chlorine
  • Bromine, or Biguanid
  • Pool shock
  • pH increasers and decreasers
  •  Calcium increasers and decreasers
  •  Algaecides.

You may want to read up on pool chemical safety before adding these chemicals as more often than not, these chemicals are used wrongly.


In what order do I put chemicals in my pool? 

When adding chemicals to your pool, take care of alkalinity, then pH, and finally, calcium hardness. Do not use any chemicals you don’t need. 

How much do pool chemicals cost per month? 

The amount you will spend on chemicals depends on the size of the pool. The bigger the pool, the more it typically costs. Depending on the type of chemicals, you may spend from $100 a year to $100 a month on pool chemicals. 

What are the steps to opening a pool?

The procedures involved in opening a pool include removing the cover, Inspecting the pool, changing the filter cartridge, installing pool accessories, setting up the pump and the tank, performing a shock treatment and cleaning the pool, and testing the pool water. 

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