It is Time to Open your Utah Swimming Pool
With summer rapidly approaching and only weeks away, opening your Utah swimming pool in a correct manner is crucial. If you open your pool correctly, it can translate into a summer of fun and enjoyment for family and friends. Listed below, I have compiled a list of ways to open your pool for the season. Before we begin, it needs to be noted that if you do not have experience with opening or closing a swimming pool, it is best to consult with a professional to avoid any permanent damage. It is also recommended to do proper swimming pool maintenance through out the year.
Tips to Open your Utah Swimming Pool
To begin with, remove your swimming pool cover and drain any water that has accumulated over the winter. Use an approved cleaner to clean. Once done, you should store it in a dry location away from the harmful rays of the sun and any inclement weather.
The next step would be to fill your Utah swimming pool up to the middle of the skimmer opening in order to allow for proper circulation. Once this is accomplished, you should check your filter, pump, as well as your skimmer basket.
From there, you should proceed to getting your water tested properly. Prior to taking a sample, it is imperative that you circulate the water in the swimming pool for approximately one to two days. You can come to our store and get a plastic containers which you can use to scoop approximately one quart of water from about elbow-depth. With this, you can take it to your dealer for a complete analysis.
Utah Swimming Pool Chemical Levels
However, there is an option to do this testing for yourself. You can purchase test strips in order to check your chlorine levels, bromine residuals, PH levels, sanitizer and alkalinity. Listed below, these are the acceptable levels.
Free chlorine residual 1.0 to 3.0 ppm
Total Bromine residual 1.0 to 3.0 ppm
PH ( 7.4 to 7.6 is ideal range (7.2 -7.6 is acceptable)
Total Alkalinity 125 to 150 ppm
Plaster pools - 200 to 275 ppm
All other types- 175 to-225 ppm
What tips do you have for someone opening their Utah swimming pool?