Your Pool and Spa Service Company
Opening a swimming pool is more than taking the cover off and throwing in some shock. Opening a pool means that the pool is clean, chemically balanced, safe, and ready for swimming. If you choose to hire a professional pool service company to open the pool, be sure that you - and they - know what is expected. Often the term "open" is used when referring to minimum services. If that is all you need, that's fine. but that is all you should pay for.
De-winterizing means taking off the cover, putting the plugs back in the equipment, and removing the plugs from the pool fittings, so that the owner can put the pool back in service. Generally, this doesn't include cleaning, chemicals, or startup. It is simply the undoing of what was done when the pool was winterized.
Pool start up means doing all of the above, plus actually getting the the pool and it's equipment up and running. This may or may not include cleaning or chemicals, depending on the company you hire.
Pool Opening Really should mean that the pool is clean, clear, chemically in balance, and ready for swimming season. From this point, the owner can begin to follow a scheduled routine maintenance, and have a trouble free swim season. The pool equipment should be inspected to eliminate foreseeable problems, and everything that needs lubricating should get it. This is what most homeowners want, and expect that they are getting when they hire a professional swimming pool service company. Be sure to define what is level of service is needed and included when hiring someone to open your pool. A-Pro Services is able to accommodate the our customers at any of the levels described above.
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Clearing up a pool which has turned green over the winter is not included when hiring a pool company to open the pool, because it is not possible to foreknow how green it is, or what it will take to clear it up. Experienced pool owners can usually clear up a green pool themselves, and often forgo having the pool company do it. Depending on the severity of the algae and other debris in the pool, it can be a lengthy and time consuming process, and therefore expensive. While A-Pro Services has the ability to clear up most pools and have them ready to swim within 48 hours, it can be costly. We first vacuum the pool to remove the worst of the contaminates, then we use large vertical grid diatomaceous earth filters to quickly filter the water. Several trips are required to deliver and set up, to monitor and clean the filters, and to recover the equipment, adding to the cost. This service is often used by people who want the pool ready quickly, and by people who are overwhelmed by the idea of doing it themselves. For those who want to clear up a green pool themselves, or just want to know how it's done, we're working on a page entitled [ Green Pool ] to explain at least the basics. Since there are many different types of pool equipment and levels of severity, the information may be a little generalized, But our intent is to tell you everything you need to know. Of course, the first thing to know is how to not let it turn green in the first place! (Discussed elsewhere)
( In Progress )