Opening pool after winter algae. Drain water from top of pool cover and remove leaves and debris. Test your swimming pool water. If you discover your pool water has turned green over the winter you probably have an algae problem. Spring opening is one of the most exciting times of the year for any pool owner.
Use an algaecide first and wait for it to work. The mad scientist goggles and lab coat are optional. My pool was not closed properly my son forgot to put the closing kit into the pool. Spray your pool deck down thoroughly with a hose to rinse away any chemicals that may have spilled where swimmers could step in them.
Five following easy steps describe when and how to start your pool in the spring. If not you should do it now. To ensure everyones safety in and around your pool take a few more steps before using your inground pool for the first time after youve opened it. The mad scientist goggles and lab coat are optional.
Opening the pool after winter. Youll need to bring your pools hardware back to life after a long winters slumber. I thought i prepared it well for winter however when we removed the cover our pool was not clean. Start by removing all the winterizing plugs from the drains and gauges of your pool filter system pump and other equipment.
When chlorine levels drop below 1 ppm it can cause algae to grow in the pool turning the pool water green. How to open a swimming pool. You should have cleaned your filter thoroughly when you closed the pool for the winter. Opening your own swimming pool can be fun for you and other families too.
I can still see the bottom so im assuming it it not too bad. So we put the cover on and it wasnt too bad of a winter here in ny however we took the cover off and the pool is green. After months of cold weather it is beginning to warm up in time for the swimming season. Now start your filter system up being sure to prime the pump before starting the motor.
Not only does chlorine not kill algae but it can render the algaecide ineffective. Use a chemical test kit to test the chlorine and ph levels and determine the extent of the problem. I have included pictures.