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Pool Opening Services

Are you getting ready to open up your family pool for the summer? Then Coastal Pools will be happy to help. Our services encompass all aspects of pool opening, including pool cover removal, equipment inspection, chemical balancing, and more. When our team has your back, you can have complete confidence that your pool will be safe and ready for months of family fun.

The Importance of Pool Chemical Balancing

Chemical balancing is an essential aspect of swimming pool maintenance. When the pool water’s chemical levels, including free chlorine, total chlorine, pH level, calcium hardness, and total alkalinity, are well balanced, it ensures the safety and comfort of the swimmers.

Pool owners should routinely have these levels measured and make necessary adjustments with pool chemicals such as alkalinity increaser or ph decreaser. Ensuring the correct alkaline range prevents the pool water from becoming too acidic or too alkaline, which can cause discomfort to swimmers, damage the pool surfaces and equipment, and promote the growth of algae and other contaminants.

Moreover, balanced chemicals also maintain the water quality, keeping the water clear and preventing scale buildup on tile and deck equipment. As a result, hiring professional pool opening services at the start of the season can save a pool owner from costly repairs and maintain the longevity of the pool.

Why Inspect Pool Equipment Before Opening?

Before the pool opens for the summer, it’s imperative to have all the pool equipment inspected. Pool inspection includes checking the pool pump, heater, lights, safety devices like the diving board, and deck equipment. Our professional services conduct a thorough inspection around the pool, ensuring that all systems are functioning optimally and identifying any potential issues that could lead to costly repairs down the line. 

For example, the pump, which plays a crucial role in circulating water and distributing chemicals, must be in good working order to prevent stagnant water and the proliferation of algae. Similarly, the pool cover, which has been shielding the pool from debris and varying weather conditions during the off-season, must also be inspected for any damage. In most cases, timely detection and rectification of equipment issues not only saves money but also ensures that the pool’s opening is smooth and the pool is safe for use.

Problems That Can Occur During Pool Cover Removals

The removal of a pool cover, especially for inground pools, can present a host of challenges if not done correctly. In many cases, accumulated water, debris, and other contaminants on the pool cover can spill into the pool water during removal, making the pool cleanup process more complex and time-consuming. If the cover is not correctly handled, it can also result in damage, which might require a replacement.


Moreover, the water level in the pool can drastically change after removing the cover, especially in the deep end. So it’s important to measure the water level and temperature after the cover’s removal. It’s advisable for pool owners to request professional pool opening services to handle the pool cover removal process. These experts ensure that the process is done correctly and safely, saving time and avoiding potential issues that could affect the pool’s opening for the season.

Schedule Your Pool Opening Services Today

When it comes time to open your pool for your summer, Coastal Pools will have you covered. Unlike other pool companies, our services go beyond just renovations, which is why we’re committed to helping with all aspects of your pool’s continued maintenance — and pool opening assistance is no exception.

If you’re interested in learning more about our services and scheduling your pool opening this summer, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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The ideal time to take off a pool cover is during the pool opening process, typically in the late spring when the outdoor temperatures consistently stay above freezing. This timing helps to prevent potential damage to the pool from late frosts and reduces the likelihood of algae growth, which thrives in warmer weather.

Chemically balancing a pool usually takes between 24 to 48 hours, but the exact timeframe can vary based on several factors, including the initial condition of the pool water, the size of the pool, and the effectiveness of your pool’s pump and filter system. To ensure safety and maintain optimal water quality, pool owners should test the water using a reliable pool testing kit after adding any chemicals. Chemical levels such as free chlorine, total chlorine, pH, calcium hardness, and total alkalinity should all be within their appropriate ranges before using the pool.

Yes, it’s highly recommended to shock your pool right after opening it. This process involves adding a high dose of chlorine to the pool water to eliminate bacteria, algae, and other contaminants that may have accumulated during the off-season. Shocking the pool helps to sanitize the water, restore chlorine levels, and ensure a clean and safe swimming environment. Always remember to follow safety precautions and manufacturer’s instructions when handling pool chemicals.