After 3 seasons of fall, winter, and spring hibernation, your pool looks more like a murky swamp than a fun and inviting pool. Here’s how you can get your pool ready for summer.
On a hot summer’s day, when the sun is beaming with an intense ferocity in the high late noon sky, there’s nothing better than taking a splash in a cold and refreshing chlorinated pool with friends and family. But in order for your pool to be chemically safe, you must take the proper steps to ensure that it will provide entertainment and not bring harm. Here are a few tips on how to get your swimming pool ready for the sunny summer.
- Prepare the Filtration System
Put the filtration system together by cleaning out all the parts for the filter to work throughout the whole summer.
- Fill Your Pool
If you prepared your pool for the long hibernation of winter, you should have drained some of the water but not all of it. Now’s the time to fill it back up; a hose will work just fine.
- Neutralize Your Chemicals
– The pH levels are an indication of how acidic or basic your pool is. The pH levels should be between 7.2 and 7.4.
– Chlorine levels from 1 ppm to 3 ppm.
– The alkalinity of your pool needs to be around 80 to 120.
– Calcium hardness from 150 ppm to 250 ppm.
- Water Needs to Clear
The final step is to wait for the water to clear. If you have properly balanced your chemicals, the water in your pool will eventually turn crystal clear. The entire process takes about one week.
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