As the days get longer and warmer, many pool owners think about time with family and friends by their own private oasis. While pool maintenance may be second nature during the season, it is also important to have the materials needed to start summer water activities. Here are a few items to have on hand before removing that pool cover.
If there is dry debris, like leaves or twigs, a broom and a hose will work fine when it comes to cleaning off the pool cover. But if the problem is gunk in a liquid form, a cover pump or even a submersible pump is what is needed to get the cover in better shape before removing and cleaning it for storage.
Since pool filters should be cleaned at least once every six months, opening the pool would be an excellent time for one of those cleanings. However, it would be wise to have a replacement just in case. Properly working filters keep fiberglass in-ground pools Missouri clean and safe for swimmers.
Tile Cleaner, Chrome Cleaner, and Metal Lubricant
Pool tile should be cleaned at least three times during the season, and a complete cleaning can happen before filling the pool. Clearing hard water stains and calcium from tile not only keeps a pool attractive but also extends its life by preventing scale from building up in the pump system. Chrome cleaner or polish will keep chrome pieces, including rails, looking their best, while metal lubricant will allow owners to make sure bolts and fasteners are secure.
Test Materials and Water Treatments
Testing the levels of the pool is crucial before breaking it in for the season. Therefore, expired strips or reagents should be replaced. It may also be a good idea to have a stabilizer, conditioner, or algaecide to ensure the pool is ready quickly.