5 Things to do to Prepare Your Pool for Spring
Having a pool in your backyard is an amazing benefit, but it means that you have to perform seasonal maintenance. Now that winter is almost over, it is time to start thinking about preparing your pool for spring. In most states, winter can bring extremely cold weather that can freeze your pool’s equipment. Although the cold doesn’t necessarily damage your pool, you still need to perform regular maintenance and take certain steps to reduce the long-term wear and tear.
Leaving your pool unattended until late spring or early summer can leave you with a lot of extra work before you open your pool for the summer. The best thing you can do is prepare your pool during the spring. This will minimize the work you have to do when summer pool season begins and will keep your pool in good condition. Here are 5 things to do in order to prepare your pool for spring:
Open your pool
If you are still experiencing winter-like conditions, this might not be on your radar. However, the first thing you to do during spring is open your pool! Take the cover off and see how things look. If your pool is especially dirty, you may want to hire a professional pool cleaner to ensure that all debris and algae is removed properly. Otherwise, now is the time to clean your pool.
Here are some pool cleaning tips:
Check your equipment
Inspect the pool equipment that was stored over the winter. Look for rust and cracks. If something doesn’t look right to you, call your local pool professional. Ensure that all these pieces work correctly. In most cases, simply inspecting your machinery and making sure your pool is working properly will tell you if there is a problem or not. If you want to be extra careful, you can hire a professional and get your pool inspected thoroughly.
Purchase supplies and make necessary repairs
Ensure that you have all the necessary supplies you need to officially open your pool. This includes cleaning supplies and any chemicals or basic items you may need in order to provide regular maintenance to your pool.
Additionally, now is the time to see if your pool itself needs any repairs. This includes any of your white goods, pool floor and decking. Making repairs in the spring means you’ll get to enjoy your pool all summer.
Update your decor
Once you have checked all the basic elements of your pool, you can start looking at your outdoor decor. Spring is the perfect time to update your poolscape with new furniture, colors and flowers. Green outdoor spaces have a positive impact on you. Give your pool a more relaxing feel by adding more plants and the most relaxing colors to your backyard.
Need to know this season’s hottest colors? Check out this article!
Look at upgrades
If your budget allows it, you should consider certain upgrades and additions that add value to your pool and home. Upgrading older pool equipment can offer significant money savings, especially when changing from a single speed to a variable speed pump. Learn more about how pumps can help you save with these articles:
- Make a Savings Splash With a New Pool Pump
- When is it Time for a New Pool Pump?
- Why is an ENERGY STAR® Certified Pool Pump Important?
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Finally, upgrades to landscaping add to the visual appeal of your home, making them a great choice.
How are you preparing for pool season this spring? Let us know in the comments!