Punxsutawney Phil Predicted an Early Spring – Is Your Pool Ready?
On February 2nd in Gobbler’s Knob, Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his own shadow and predicted an early spring. While Phil doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to predicting the weather, it doesn’t mean you can’t start preparing your pool for spring!
Regardless if you believe Phil’s weather predictions or not, now is the time to start thinking about preparing your pool for spring. Depending on the part of the country you live in, spring may already be warm enough for you to use your pool. But even if it isn’t, you pool still needs seasonal maintenance and it’s never too early to start planning for warmer weather!
Here are three things you can do now to start getting your pool ready for spring:
Check Your Equipment
So after closing your pool last year, you disconnected a lot of your equipment. Now is the time to start looking over your equipment to make sure there hasn’t been any damage while in dry storage – specifically cracks or rust. If something doesn’t look right or if you’re not comfortable inspecting your equipment on your own, contact your local pool professional to come out and inspect any disconnected equipment. This is a great time of year to get started on your annual pool maintenance.
Look at Upgrades
If any of your equipment is in need of repair or replacement, it’s time to think about upgrades. And if your budget allows for it, now is a great time to shop for other upgrades to your pool equipment, deck area or poolside retreat.
Upgrading older pool equipment can offer money savings and help the environment. 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?
Looking to upgrade other equipment? Check out our rebates!
Make a Master Plan
Take the time now to create a master plan for spring. By setting a plan now, you can have a timelier and efficient pool opening that will allow you to enjoy your pool even longer! And don’t just stop there – it’s a great idea to plan out the timeline for all of your spring cleaning / outside season prep!
For example, plan out what you want to have done with the landscaping for spring and summer, noting when those will need to be scheduled. Plan out any cleaning weekends or designate day to tidy up poolside. And don’t forget to plan a shopping trip for any new patio décor! See, planning can be a lot of fun.
Here’s to hoping Phil got it right this year!
Those are our three things you can do now to start getting your pool ready for spring. Do you have any tips for preparing your pool for spring? We’d love to hear them, so let us know in the comments!