Opening your pool

  • Clean, remove and store the pool cover, according to the manufacturer’s recommendations
  • Make sure all pool equipment -- including hoses, filters, skimmers, pumps and electrical connections -- is free of debris, in good condition and in proper working order
  • Bring the pool water up to the proper level
  • Remove all surface and submerged debris
  • Turn on the pump filter and make sure all skimmers, bottom drains and filters are working properly
  • Run the filter for two to three hours, and then test the total alkalinity and pH of the pool water Make adjustments with pH Minus, pH Plus, Alkalinity Booster and Stabilizer Conditioner as needed
  • Treat the water with an algaecide such as Algaecide 60% Concentrated
  • In the early evening, test the chlorine levels
  • Shock the pool using a shock product; add shock product as needed
  • Wait until the total chlorine level drops to 3 parts per million (ppm) or less before entering the pool
Follow a regular pool care maintenance schedule to avoid problems. For help with a specific question, you can call our free helpline at 1-800-SOS-POOL (767-7665)