Depending on weather conditions, you can begin the process of opening your pool as early as mid-April. Actually, it’s ideal when the water temperature reaches 21ºC (70ºF). Indeed, the warmer the water, the faster will bacteria multiply, and the dirtier and greener will the water become.
You will also have greater difficulty maintaining its chemical balance. For optimum water conditions all summer long, simply follow Club Piscine Super Fitness’ guidelines for opening your pool.
Also, it will be most helpful if you followed our recommended procedures for closing your pool, such as making a rough drawing of your filtration system, and taking pictures or even making a video of how it was installed.
Verify the overall condition of your pool in order to detect any of the following issues:
- Non-stop running, noisy, or jammed pump motor;
- Cracked pump cover or basket, or cracked cover washer;
- Cracked hoses;
- Broken valves;
- Stretched sealing joints;
- Loosely tightened pump collars or pliers;
- Skimmer or back flow system in poor condition.
Make all necessary repairs before moving on to the next step, and do not hesitate to contact your local Club Piscine Super Fitness store for help.
Check all the chemical products you have in your possession. If any is passed its expiration date, drop it off at your local recycling center. Also, ensure you pick up any missing products prior to opening your pool. Should you still have a testing kit with bottles, remember that the OTO and PHÉNOL must be changed every year. Testing strips also come with an expiration date which you should check beforehand.
You should change your sand if it’s more than four years old, or if contaminated (algae content) over the past winter. We also recommend changing the pressure gauge every year.
Don’t leave it to chance, and double check water quality once your pool is filled up. Bring a water sample to the store for analysis, free of charge. We will gladly share our expertise, and help you leave more confident as to the appropriate ways to stabilize your pool’s water.