preparing your pool

How to Get Your Pool Ready for Memorial Day 2016

memorial day poolAre you ready to say goodbye to cold weather and hello to your pool? Now that summer is on the horizon, you and many other pool owners are ready to begin the summer season with a great Memorial Day by relaxing poolside while the younger relatives splash and play in the picture perfect blue waters of your swimming pool.

Prepare Your Pool for Memorial Day

Temecula Pool Service knows that getting your swimming pool ready for Memorial Day, and the hot summer weather that is to come, is an event that can prove to be very stressful if you aren’t sure what you are doing, or if you must do the work alone. While the opening of your swimming pool is a highly anticipated event for the entire family, it is quite rare when someone shows up to help with pool preparation, including the removal of any grime or gunk.

Assuming your swimming pool was properly cared for throughout the winter, remaining covered to protect the pool and pump, and you have someone to lend a helping hand, your Memorial Day should proceed as planned without a hitch. Here are some helpful tips from Temecula Pool Service to help get your family into the pool and splashing about as quickly as possible.

Tips on Getting Your Pool Ready

Of course, the easiest and fastest way to get your pool ready for Memorial Day is to call and schedule the assistance of Temecula Pool Service. However, these tips are sure to be of benefit as well:

Step 1 – Clean Pool Cover by Removing Leaves and Other Debris

Every winter, it is common for your pool cover to accummulate fallen leaves as well as other dirt and debris. You’ll want to remove all trash from the cover as well as the entire patio or deck before removing it to check the water levels of your Temecula swimming pool. If there’s water standing on the cover, avoid letting that seep into the pool.

Pool CoverStep 2 – Remove Pool Cover and Check Water Level

Now you can safely remove the cover and place it in a safe, clean and cool location for storage. The pump needs your attention next, as you must be sure the water level reaches mid-skimmer for proper circulation. If the pool is low, now is the time to add water.

Step 4 – Clean and Prepare Your Pool’s Pump and Test Water pH Levels

Now that the water has reached a desirable level, you will need to make sure all other equipment is functioning properly, such as pumps, hoses and filters, before turning on your pool’s circulation system. Leave your system running for about eight hours before checking your pool’s pH levels with a Temecula Pool Service approved pH kit, making sure to follow manufacturer’s directions exactly.

Step 6 – Inventory Your Pool Supplies and Evaluate All Pool Safety Devices

Before your swimming pool can be deemed ready for Memorial Day, or other important summer events, you will need to inventory your pool supplies and inspect the condition of each and every pool safety device. Among the most important tasks are

  • Evaluation of the pool first aid kit
  • Condition of all cleaning equipment
  • Secure gate and latch hardware to protect young children

Before your big pool party or event, don’t forget to check all handrails, slides and diving boards for loose or missing hardware. Temecula Pool Service wants you and your loved ones to have a safe Memorial Day weekend and a fun-filled summer of fun.