It is hard to believe that it the time of year to start opening up our backyard pools. With the end of May rapidly approaching, it is time to start planning for some backyard fun.
COVID19 Can’t Stop A Day At The Pool
A majority of Americans will be embarking on STAYCATIONS this summer. Make the most of it by gathering with your FAMILY members for some weekend barbeques. Create memories that will last a lifetime as you and your own as spend days cooling off in your backyard escape.
Preparing For Your Summer Staycations
- Drain your pool cover, wash it off, then store it. Remove as much water and debris as you can before removing your pool cover. If there is a substantial amount of water, you may want to use a water pump to do the work for you. After you have removed the water, sweep or use a leaf blower to remove all leaves and other debris from the cover. Ensure that any accumulated dirt and debris didn’t cause damage to your pool cover before you remove it for the season. Once you remove the cover, carefully fold it for summer storage. Be sure to repair any small rips before doing so. If your cover is substantially damaged, it’s time to invest in a new pool cover.
- Bring the water to the right level. If you notice that your pool’s water level is low, call NALA Industries to help you bring the water levels to the proper amount. The wall skimmer is a good indicator — once the water level reaches the skimmer, your pool is filled to the proper amount.
- Reconnect Pool Equipment. If you winterized your pool, you’ll need to reconnect all of the pool equipment that you prepared for freezing temperatures. This includes your filter, pump, heater, flexible plumbing lines (for above ground pools), and anything else you may have disconnected at the end of last season. Don’t forget to remove any winterizing plugs you used in your skimmer and return lines.
- Turn your system back on. Turn your pump, circulation system, and filter on to ensure they’re in proper working condition. This includes priming the pump and turning on the circulation and filtration system. If you have an air relief valve on your filter, make sure to open it to bleed the air from the system. Once water spurts out, close the air relief valve. Check the equipment for leaks or unusual noises. If you notice any, fix them before you allow your pump to run consistently.
- Test chemical balance. Once the system is running regularly, get the water levels balanced. During the off-season, it’s likely the chemicals in your pool changed. Restore them to balance to keep your water safe.
- Clean the pool. After you have adjusted the PH balance, vacuum and skim the pool to remove any unwanted particles and debris. To prevent future buildup, use a brush to remove any clinging algae from the surfaces of the pool. Give special attention to areas near pool steps, ladders, lights, or other crevices.
If you have not already ordered your water delivery for your pool, you may request a water delivery today.