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  • Ocean Pools

Let Ocean take away the stress of opening up your pool for the season.

Opening an outdoor pool for the season requires careful execution to ensure the safety and enjoyment of swimmers. Here's a general guide to help you through the process:

· Remove Pool Cover: Remove & clean the cover. Ensure the cover is dry before folding and storing away.


· Clean the Pool: Remove any visible debris, leaves, or other objects from the pool using a net or skimmer. Use a pool vacuum to clean the bottom and sides of the pool. Scrub the pool walls and tiles to remove any algae or dirt buildup.


· Check water level & fill the Pool: If the pool water level is low (below the skimmer), fill it up to the appropriate level using a garden hose.


· Prepare and Service Equipment: Check all pool equipment such as pumps, filters, heaters, and automatic cleaners for any signs of damage or malfunction. Clean or replace filters as needed. Replace Skimmer Basket.  Reconnect pipework, checking all seals.


· Start the Filtration System: Turn on the pool pump and filtration system to circulate and filter the water. Let the system run for several hours to ensure proper filtration and circulation. Regularly checking the strainer basket for debris. Backwash & rinse filter as required.


· Shock the Pool: "Shocking" the pool involves adding a large dose of chlorine to kill any bacteria, algae, or other contaminants that may have accumulated over the winter months. Follow the instructions on the shock treatment product and allow enough time for it to work before proceeding.


· Check and Balance Chemical Levels: Test the water chemistry using a pool testing kit. Adjust the pH, chlorine, alkalinity, and calcium hardness levels as needed to ensure they are within the recommended ranges for safe swimming. Follow the instructions on the chemical products carefully.


· Monitor and Maintain: Throughout the season, regularly monitor the pool chemistry, cleanliness, and equipment to ensure a safe and enjoyable swimming experience for all. Regular maintenance tasks such as cleaning filters, skimming debris, and vacuuming the pool should be performed as needed.


By following these steps, you can open your outdoor pool for the season with confidence, knowing that it's clean, safe, and ready to enjoy.


At Ocean Swimming Pools, we understand that the enjoyment of your swimming pool should be free of hassle and maintenance concerns. That's why we proudly offer our valet service, designed to provide you with the utmost convenience and peace of mind. Our experienced team of professionals will take care of all aspects of pool maintenance, from water quality management and cleaning to equipment checks and repairs. With our valet service, you can simply relax and relish the pleasures of your pool, knowing that it will always be in pristine condition and ready for your enjoyment.

Contact our team today for more information.

01902 670717


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