How To Open
An Inground Swimming Pool
The reopening process begins the moment the pool
is closed. By keeping an eye on the pool over the winter, the
reopening process becomes that much easier. Snow or rain can raise
the water level or sink the cover. Since heavy debris can fall in,
it is better to remove it immediately than waiting till the spring.
Reopening the pool entails reversing the instructions for closing
A pool properly maintained during the winter
months can be prepared for a new season of swimming with a minimum
of effort. Remove the leaves and debris from the pool cover with a
leaf net and/or skimmer net. Pump off any excess rain water with a
submersible pump. If an above ground pool, the excess water may be
siphoned off. Pump, hose, or sweep away water, dirt, or debris from
the cover and deck. Remove the cover and plugs from all openings. If
the water was in good shape at the end of last season, proper cover
removal will ensure that your pool opens relatively clear.
If they were removed at the pool closing, raise
the underwater lights from the bottom of the pool and install them
in their niches. Turn on the electric power and start up the support
system. Check for leaks and proper operation. If you find any
problems, consult your owner's manual or contact a local pool
service company. Have the heater professionally serviced before you...