Summer is still a few months away, but spring is just around the corner. Springtime is the perfect season for making sure your commercial pool is in tip-top shape before you start welcoming people back. Now’s the time to remove the winter pool cover, check the water, and make sure everything is working correctly.

Weber Pool provides a recap of everything you have to do, from clearing and storing your winter pool cover to checking the water quality, before opening your commercial pool.

Cleaning and Storing the Pool Cover

The first thing commercial pool cleaners would say is to clean, remove, and store the winter pool covers.

Remove any water from the top of the cover so that it doesn’t drip into the pool when you take it off. Use a cover pump if there’s a large amount of water to get rid of. Afterward, use a vacuum or leaf blower to remove all debris from the cover. When that’s done, it’s safe to remove the pool cover.

Lay the cover on the ground and brush off any remaining dirt or debris stuck to it. Spray it down with water, then let it dry completely before folding it. Doing so prevents mold and mildew. Store the cover in a cool, dry place until it’s time to bring it out again in preparation for the next winter.

After the cover is safely stored away, fill the pool to its regular water level.

Checking and Turning On Pool Equipment

If you winterized your commercial pool, the first thing you have to do after removing the pool cover is to reconnect and turn on all the pool equipment so you can check for leaks and other potential damage.

Reconnect the filters, pumps, heaters, and other equipment connected to the filtration system. If you put in any winterizing plugs in the skimmer and return lines, wait for the antifreeze to drain before removing them. Then, replace them with regular drain plugs.

Turn on the pumps and the water filtration system once all your pool equipment is back in place. Observe the system for leaks and unusual sounds, and address any issues you find as soon as possible.

Also, be sure to run the filtration system for at least a few hours or overnight to ensure it’s working smoothly.

Testing and Balancing the Pool Water

checking pH meter of a pool

After running the water circulation system for a few hours, test the pH, chlorine, calcium hardness, and total alkalinity (TA) of the pool water:

  • The pH level should be between 7.2 to 7.8
  • The calcium hardness should be between 200 to 400 ppm.
  • The TA should be between 80 and 120.

Then, balance the water for a clean, safe, and healthy swim season. Now, you’re all set to welcome people back to your commercial swimming pool.

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