5 Steps to Get Your Swimming Pool Ready for Summer

5 Steps to Get Your Swimming Pool Ready for Summer

Summer is finally here, and that means it's time to get your swimming pool ready for fun in the sun. Here are five essential steps to ensure your pool is clean, safe, and ready for use.

  1. Don’t Empty the Pool

Contrary to what some might think, you should never completely drain your pool unless absolutely necessary. Draining the pool can cause structural damage, such as cracking or lifting due to pressure from groundwater. Instead, keep your pool filled and focus on balancing the water chemistry and cleaning the pool.

  1. Give It a Clean

After a long winter, your pool will need a thorough cleaning. Start by scrubbing the walls and floor to remove algae and dirt. Use a pool brush to get into the corners and hard-to-reach areas. Cleaning the surfaces of your pool helps prevent algae growth and keeps the water clear.

  1. Top Off the Water

Over the winter, water levels can drop due to evaporation or leaks. Before starting your pool equipment, ensure the water level is at the midpoint of the skimmer opening. If it’s too low, add water using a garden hose. This is crucial for the proper functioning of your pool’s filtration system.

  1. Get Your Water Professionally Tested

Even if the water looks clear, it’s important to have it tested professionally. A professional pool store can analyze your water sample for pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness, and chlorine levels. They can then recommend the necessary chemicals to balance your water, ensuring it’s safe and comfortable for swimming.

  1. Vacuum Up Any Leaves and Debris

Leaves and debris can accumulate in your pool over the winter. Use a pool vacuum or the Pooldevil Pro to remove any unwanted debris from the water. The Pooldevil Pro is particularly effective because it attaches to your pool’s return jet, using the existing water pressure to create a venturi effect that sucks in floating debris.


By following these five steps, you can ensure your swimming pool is ready for a summer of fun. Keeping your pool filled, cleaning it thoroughly, maintaining proper water levels, having your water professionally tested, and removing debris will keep your pool in top condition and ready for use as soon as the warm weather hits.

Enjoy your summer and happy swimming!

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