Opening Pools

OPENING YOUR CHLORINE ABOVEGROUND POOL

Things you need!

2-8 gallons of Liquid Chlorine (dependent on size of pool)

1 Algaecide (use your regular algaecide or what you have over from last year)

1 pool magic spring & fall

1 Pool RX mineral system

1 cover cleaner

1 cover pump

Optional: Sand (change sand every 3-5 years)

  1. Get debris & water off: the cover needs the debris and water removed before the cover can be taken off. Get the debris off first then use the cover pump to pump the water off.
  2. Remove the cover and clean: carefully remove the cover by undoing the winch and cable along with any additional support such as cover loc’s or the winter cover sealer. After the cover is removed lay the cover out and clean with the cover cleaner.
  3. Remove the air pillow: untie the air pillow from the center and remove.
  4. What color is the pool water: If the pool water is clear: add 1 bottle of pool magic per 25,000 gallons then, add 1 gallon per 5,000 gallons of liquid chlorine and add your pool algaecide accordingly to the bottle. If the pool water is light green: and has a bit of visible algae go ahead and add 1 bottle of pool magic per 25,000 gallons. Then double the amount of chlorine (a 10,000-gallon pool you would normally add 2 gallons, go with 4 gallons.) After, add the algaecide, add the amount recommended for visible algae. If you can not see the bottom give us a call and we can give you a recommendation on what you should do.
  5. Set up the equipment: Hook up the lines, attach the pump, filter and heater (if you have one) and remove the plugs. If the filter is a sand filter and the sand needs replaced, replace the sand before hooking it up.
  6. Fill the pool: Add water to the pool till it reaches operational level.
  7. Turn on the pump: Make sure all of your equipment is working properly. Install your pool RX Mineral system.
  8. Filter the water: Filter for at least 24 hours continuously while, you run the pool you can vacuum and skim the pool as needed.
  9. Bring in a water test: After a minimum of running the filter for 24 hours bring in a water test to Swim Rite Pools.

OPENING YOUR CHLORINE INGROUND POOL

Things you need!

2-12 gallons of Liquid Chlorine (dependent on size of pool)

1 Algaecide (use your regular algaecide or what you have over from last year)

1 pool magic spring & fall

1 Pool RX mineral system

1 cover cleaner

Optional: 1 cover pump, Sand (change sand every 3-5 years)

 

  1. Get debris & water off: the cover needs the debris and water removed before the cover can be taken off. Get the debris off first then use the cover pump to pump the water off. If it is a loop loc cover just get the debris off.
  2. Remove the cover and clean: carefully remove the cover by taking off the water tubes. Or if it is a loop loc cover detach the straps from the brass anchors and put the brass anchors back down. After the cover is removed lay the cover out and clean with the cover cleaner.
  3. What color is the pool water: If the pool water is clear: add 1 bottle of pool magic per 25,000 gallons then, add 1 gallon per 5,000 gallons of liquid chlorine and add your pool algaecide accordingly to the bottle. If the pool water is light green: and has a bit of visible algae go ahead and add 1 bottle of pool magic per 25,000 gallons. Then double the amount of chlorine (a 10,000-gallon pool you would normally add 2 gallons, go with 4 gallons.) After, add the algaecide, add the amount recommended for visible algae. If you cannot see the bottom give us a call and we can give you a recommendation on what you should do.
  4. Remove all winter plugs, antifreeze: Take out all the winter plugs or gizmos. If you used pool antifreeze to close your pool it can be blown back into the pool. However, if RV antifreeze was used it must be removed due to it promoting the growth of algae.
  5. Set up the equipment: Hook up the lines, attach the pump, filter and heater (if you have one) If the filter is a sand filter and the sand needs replaced, replace the sand before hooking it up.
  6. Fill the pool: Add water to the pool till it reaches operational level.
  7. Turn on the pump: If the water is green let the water sit for a day with the chemicals and then turn on the equipment. Make sure all of your equipment is working properly. Install your pool RX Mineral system.
  8. Filter the water: Filter for at least 24 hours continuously while, you run the pool you can vacuum and skim the pool as needed.
  9. Bring in a water test: After a minimum of running the filter for 24 hours bring in a water test to Swim Rite Pools.