Some wonder why anyone would pay for opening a swimming pool. After all, there isn’t that much to it…or is there? Well, true, it isn’t brain surgery or even building a pergola, but it does require some time, equipment, and a smidgen of expertise.
First off, clean that cover! Your safety cover has been on top of your pool since at least late Autumn.
Next, remove it, roll it up, and store it until it’s time to close the swimming pool.
This is how we roll!
Will you look at that. That’s what two seasons’ (1/2 of fall, 1/2 of spring, and all of winter) worth of algae and debris look like. You’re not quite ready for the first BBQ and swim party of the season just yet.
With the safety cover stored, Clearwater will then clean your pool. We vacuum the algae and debris to refresh your memory of what a clean swimming pool looks like.
While the pool is vacuumed, we’ll also check the condition of your filter and heater. Sometimes they don’t work as well as they did last summer. Age, lack of maintenance, gremlins, something caught up to your equipment. Or perhaps not, perhaps everything is running as it should. We check to let you know whether you’re ready when the weather breaks or if you require repairs or replacement.
It wouldn’t be a swimming pool without the eye-stinging addition of chlorine. It would be a pond, and you’d have algae, mosquitoes, frogs, and maybe zebra mussels. So, while it doesn’t feel good on our eyes, chlorine is the cost of having a sparkling swimming pool.
Our Clearwater technicians will also power-wash your pool deck. This will remove some of the ground-in dirt and the collected debris making your pool deck Instagram worthy.
Aerating the water column helps the chlorine to mix more quickly and help us see if we missed any spots before we leave.
One of our last steps is to reinstall the hand-rails (if you’ve got them) thus preventing the condition known as “Phantom Grab.” So about two hours later your pool is ready for swimming–provided it isn’t 47 degrees (F) when we open your pool.
So you can certainly open your pool on your own saving yourself money, but there’s always a cost: the least of which is time. Perhaps you can tell what’s wrong when the filtration system isn’t working when you turn it on the first time that season–or perhaps not.
It’s up to you–if you can open (and close) your pool without the need to hire it out, more power to you.
But if you lack the time, the skill, or even the desire, give Clearwater a call to make your pool look like this: