Scheduling your Pool Opening
This one is twofold. First, call us and schedule your pool opening as soon as possible. Do not wait until the weather is warm and you're yearning for a swim to schedule your pool opening. This year, for example, we were completely booked for May pool openings by the end of April. Best time to contact us to get on our schedule sometime between St. Partick's Day and Tax Day. Second, never schedule a pool opening for the week of your very important pool party. Not only does weather play a factor in our schedules, but there is no guarantee you pool equipment will all be functioning properly or your water will be swimmable at the time of opening. Best practice would be not to schedule any important event featuring your pool until after your pool is up and running for the season. As a reminder, you can schedule your Pool Pros Pool Opening, by calling us at 920-321-0016 or online here.
What is included in a Pool Pros Pool Opening?
Our basic pool opening includes installation of your ladder and lights, starting of your pump and heater if your pool water is at operating level, brushing of your pool and a pool shock treatment. Up to one hour of labor and a written report. We also offer the addition of a comprehensive dose of opening chemicals to help quickly bring your pool around. We also offer the removal of safety covers, 30 minutes of pool vacuuming, cleaning of your filter, and cleaning of your pool cover. Our system starts with the basic closing but from there each service is ala carte. This give the pool owner control of customizing theor pool opening to their liking.
Preparing for your pool opening
Have all equipment out (in close proximity to the pool) and ready for the day of your opening.
If you are not having us remove the cover make sure the cover is off when we get there and your pool water is at operating level.
What to expect and what not to expect
If any equipment is not functioning at the time of the opening, we will do what we can to finish the pool opening but we cannot do equipment repairs at this time. Our opening schedule is extremely tight and equipment repairs will need to be scheduled for another time.
Also, please understand that a pool opening does not guarantee swimmable water. Although we open your pool and get things running, depending on the condition of the water at the time of opening, the water very likely will require more chemicals and vacuuming to get cleaned and balanced. After we open your pool we recommend you let your water circulate for 24 hours and retest your water and vacuum and add more chemicals as necessary.
The Moral of the Story
Plan accordingly, schedule your pool opening early, and don't expect a clean, clear swimmable pool after your pool has been opened. Sometimes pools will be green when we open them and other times they will be clear. There are too many variables to be able to predict what you will end up with. Last, but not least, don't plan a pool party for the day after your pool opening is scheduled either.