Preparing Your Swimming Pool for Spring

Temperatures are on the rise here in Central Brevard County, which means that it’s time to get your swimming pool ready for the warm spring months ahead! In this blog post, we share five tips and tricks to get your precious pool ready for the springtime. Read on to learn how you can get your pool in top shape for the season, and be sure to choose Always Clear Pool Cleaning & Repair for superior pool cleaning, pool repair, pool automation, and other pool services in Viera and the rest of Central Brevard County. Happy swimming!

Prepare the Pool Area

The first thing you’ll want to do is tidy up the area around your swimming pool and pump. Trim and prune all hedges and flowerbeds, and give the whole space a good raking and sweeping to clear any leaves, clipping, and underbrush. Dust and wipe around your swimming pool pump and filter. All of this will not only make accessing and maintaining your pool easier, but it will also make lounging by your swimming pool this spring and summer a much more pleasant experience!

Skim and Vacuum Your Pool

You’ll want to thoroughly clean your swimming pool at least one week before you plan on using it. Skim it of any debris and run your vacuum for a full day to clear off the bottom. Make sure to clean your filter of any foliage and clean it off with a good rinse from the hose. This will allow the chemicals you put into your pool to work more effectively because they won’t get clogged in your pump and filtration system. You may also want to shock your pool before cleaning it, in case of any algae that has accumulated during the preceding months.

All of this may seem overwhelming, and it can be quite a bit of work for those unaccustomed to pool cleaning, pool maintenance, and reopening. Thankfully, the Always Clear team is here to help! For affordable, reliable pool cleaning and reopening services done for you, you can always turn to the team at Always Clear Pool Cleaning & Repair! Get a free quote here.

Test Your Water

Once cleaned of debris, test your pool’s water to determine chlorine, pH, and water hardness. Again, if you feel intimidated by this step, we’re always happy to do it for you!

Adjust Your Pool Water

Testing the water should have given you a good idea about what kind of chemical adjustments it needs. Add all necessary chemicals, making sure that your pump is running when you do so, so that they can be circulated through to the water. Aim for a pH between 7.4 and 7.6, a chlorine level of 1 to 3 parts per million, and a water hardness level between 150 and 400 parts per million.

Clean Your Pool Accessories

If you used a pool cover during the colder months, you’ll need to properly remove, clean, and store it. You’ll also want to rinse off any noodles, floats, or other accessories that may have gotten a bit grimy during the winter, before putting them in your pool.

Turn to Always Clear Pool Cleaning & Repair

If you’re looking to get your swimming pool ready for spring in Central Brevard County, turn to the pool professionals at Always Clear Pool Cleaning & Repair. We offer comprehensive pool services in Viera, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island, Port Canaveral, Port St. John, Satellite Beach, Rockledge, Patrick AFB, Sharpes, and Melbourne. Contact us for a free quote on your next pool service. We look forward to helping your pool dazzle!