The below step-by-step guide outlines the basic procedure for opening a pool in spring. When in doubt, consult your equipment manufacturer or a pool professional for specific directions.

Equipment Reassembly and Prep

If pressure rises well above normal range (above 30 psi) turn off the system immediately and contact either your equipment manufacturer or local pool professional.

Swimming Pool protected with Pool Tarp

Cleaning and Balancing

It’s typical for a pool to have algae after being closed for the winter, depending on how the pool was closed. If no algae is present, you can simply begin balancing the water.

If algae is present, depending on the amount of algae, the below steps may need to be repeated or the amount of Swamp Treat and chlorine/shock may need to be increased.

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