What to Expect from Your Pool Opening

Jun 28, 2023 | Pool

With the warm weather upon us, it’s that time of the year to open your pool and enjoy a refreshing swim this season. But if you’re like most owners who dread the amount of work typically involved in that process, why not hire us instead? At Benson Pools, we will take care of all the tasks for you so you can simply enjoy your pool time. We’ll scrub it clean, handle the tricky pool chemical balancing process, and make sure the water is safe for swimming. Learn more about what you can expect from your pool opening experience with Benson Pools.

With the warm weather upon us, it’s that time of the year to open your pool and enjoy a refreshing swim this season. But if you’re like most owners who dread the amount of work involved in that process, you might consider hiring an expert pool opening service. At Benson Pools, we will take care of all the tasks for you so you can simply enjoy your time in your backyard oasis. We’ll scrub it clean, handle the tricky pool chemical balancing process, and ensure the water is safe for swimming. Here’s what you can expect from your pool opening experience with us:

Cover Removal and Cleaning

The pool cover can be extremely heavy and awkward, making it difficult and even dangerous to remove on your own. And if you’re not careful, you could end up ripping it or puncturing holes when you’re pulling it off and dragging it on the ground. 

During this time of year, the cover is also typically coated in dirt and grime after the long winter season. Heavy, wet leaves, dirt, and other gunk can add to the mess and frustrations when lifting and removing it. 

Fortunately, you won’t have to struggle with any of that when hiring our team. We’ll safely remove the cover for you, empty any water bags, and skim and get rid of all the leaves for you. We’ll even clean and fold it up so that all you’ll have to do is store it away for the season. No fuss or hassle!

Pool Maintenance Services

Pool Cleaning

After the cover is removed and anticipation for the summer season begins, a vital aspect of preparation is cleaning. The reality is that after a long winter, your pool may have collected leaves, debris, slimy green buildup, and dirt. 

Clean water is a cornerstone for any swimming experience, and we’re committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for you and your family to enjoy. 

  • Algae and stain treatment: If there are traces of algae or unsightly stains on the pool’s surface, we can address these to restore your pool’s aesthetic appeal.
  • Wall and floor brushing: To eliminate dirt along the pool lining, we have specialized tools and techniques for cleaning. This enhances the pool’s visual appeal while also preventing the growth of algae and bacteria. 
  • Advanced vacuuming: We’ll use our industry-grade equipment, including pumps and vacuums designed for efficiency and effectiveness, to remove sediment that may have settled on the pool floor. This step enhances cleanliness and improves water circulation and filtration efficiency. 

Pool Cleaning Services

Assessment and Inspection

Another crucial step of pool opening is a thorough inspection. We’ll meticulously evaluate every aspect, ensuring everything’s in optimal condition for proper use. 

This inspection goes beyond just skimming the surface—it involves a comprehensive check of individual components. This includes examining the pool’s structural integrity for any cracks or damage that might have occurred during the off-season and inspecting the functionality of vital equipment, like pumps, filters, and heaters.

We’ll identify issues and provide an overview of the pool’s condition. This step not only guarantees a smooth start to your swimming season but also helps detect problems early, saving you from costly repairs down the road.

Equipment Install and Priming

We’ll even install all of your equipment for you, including the filter, the heater, and the pool lights and ladders. Our team will reassemble all of the necessary parts of your pool. From connecting pipes and valves to fitting in intricate components, we leave no stone unturned. 

Then, we’ll prime the pump and ensure everything is working properly. Any adjustments or fine-tuning required are carried out, so you can trust that your personal paradise will be ready for a season of relaxation.

Pool Opening Services

Chemical Start-Up

The most important part of the pool opening service is the start-up process. This involves testing the water and adding the right amount of chemicals to shock the pool and remove any harmful bacteria. The chemicals used will also help control algae growth and keep the pool nice and clean. Our team will ensure that the water is safe for swimming once we’re done. If there’s a specific wait time required, we’ll provide you with all the instructions you need.

Professional Recommendations and Education 

Beyond the immediate tasks of opening for the season, we’re here to provide recommendations and tips to help you be a responsible and confident pool owner.

Professional Recommendations

Based on our assessment and inspection, we’ll offer recommendations tailored to your pool’s specific needs. This might involve suggestions for equipment upgrades, energy-efficient practices, or ways to optimize water circulation. By following our suggestions, you not only enhance the pool’s performance but also potentially save on maintenance costs and significant repairs in the long run.

Education for Pool Owners

We believe that every pool owner should feel confident and capable. That’s why we’ll take the time to educate you about proper pool care practices. Whether you’re a proud new owner of an inground installation or a seasoned enthusiast, we’re here to answer your questions and share expert tips. From water chemistry basics to routine maintenance, we equip you with the knowledge to make informed decisions that will benefit your pool’s health and longevity.

Benefits of Professional Pool Opening

The decision to enlist our professional pool opening services brings many rewards, including:

  • Peace of mind that your pool is clean, hygienic, and hazard-free.
  • Catching costly or dangerous issues before they become a significant problem.
  • Extending the lifespan of your pool.
  • A stress-free process—we’ll do all the heavy lifting for you!

Your pool is more than just a backyard feature; it’s a focal point of cherished memories for you and your family. So, as the days lengthen and the waters call you, remember that your investment in a professional service paves the way for a season of endless enjoyment.

Enjoy a Clean and Safe Pool Today

Are you ready to open your pool for the season? Reach out to  us at Benson Pools soyou can sit back and relax while we take care of the process for you this summer. We offer a number of packages for you to choose from, including spring cleaning services, chemical start-up kits, gold standard pool opening, and cover cleaning packages. 

What Does Pool Maintenance Service Include?

Maintaining a safe swimming pool requires regular and comprehensive care. A professional pool maintenance service ensures your backyard oasis remains just that, perfect for relaxation and fun. In this blog post, we’ll take you through the steps of pool maintenance,...

read more

How Long Should You Run Your Pool Pump?

Keeping your pool clean ensures it’s safe to swim in, making it the perfect way to cool off on those long summer days. As a pool owner, it’s important to note that your pool pump is an essential device that keeps the water clean. Even if you're diligent about adding...

read more