Getting sunshine ready: how to prepare your pool for summer

As winter continues to pass, we have all noticed the days getting longer, the temperature creeping up a few degrees, and the signs of buds and flowers emerging around every corner. 

Yes, that’s right, summer is on the way, and that means it’s almost time to wipe away the cobwebs, clean off the moss, and open up your swimming pool for some amazing sun-filled (and fun-filled!) days.

Before you can leap into the cool water, however, there are a few things that you will need to prepare. So, read on to discover the tips you need to get your pool ready for summer, so that you can be taking a dip as soon as those warmer days arrive.

  1. Clean the pool

The first step in getting your pool ready for summer is to give it a good cleaning. This includes scrubbing down the walls and floors, vacuuming any debris from the bottom, and skimming off any leaves or other debris that may have accumulated on the surface of the water.

  1. Test the water

Once you have given your pool a thorough clean, it is important to test the water to ensure it is safe and balanced for swimming. You will need to check the pH levels, chlorine levels, and alkalinity of the water to make sure everything is within acceptable ranges.

  1. Check equipment

Before you can jump into the water, you will also need to make sure all your swimming pool equipment is in good working order. This includes checking the filter, pump, and any other mechanical components to ensure they are functioning properly.

  1. Add chemicals

Once you have tested the water and checked the equipment, it will be time to add any necessary chemicals to balance out the pool’s chemistry. This may involve adding chlorine, algaecide, and other chemicals as needed to help ensure the water is safe and clean for swimming.

  1. Check fences and steps

Finally, you will need to make sure all of the safety features of your pool are in good working order. This will include checking the fences and steps to make sure they are secure and safe for use.

Final thoughts

By following these simple steps, you can ensure your pool is ready for summer fun, and you will be able to hit the water as soon as the first rays of sun start to peek through the clouds, and the mercury starts to rise.

Are you on the lookout for a comprehensive and dependable source of swimming pool equipment, chemicals, and other essentials to help with your preparations for the summer? If so, there’s really no need to look further than the Pool Warehouse online store. 

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