1. Inspect the Pool:
Make sure to check for any leaks, cracks, or other problems that could affect the pool's functioning. Check the pump and filter as well to make sure they are running correctly.
2. Clean the Debris:
Remove all leaves and debris from the pool surface and bottom using a skimmer net, vacuum cleaner, or leaf rake.
3. Balance pH Levels:
Test and adjust the chemistry of your pool water to create a safe swimming experience by balancing its pH levels with either chlorine or bromine sanitizers.
4. Fill With Fresh Water:
If necessary, fill up your pool with fresh water until it is at its desired level (usually about halfway up the skimmer).
5. Shock the Pool:
Shocking your pool involves adding a large dose of chlorine or another sanitizer to the water to kill any bacteria or algae that may be present and help maintain a healthy swimming environment.
6. Monitor Temperature:
Check the temperature of your pool water, as it should remain between 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal swimming enjoyment.
7. Maintain Lines and Fittings:
Check all lines and fittings for any loose connections or cracks, ensuring the proper functioning and safety of your pool equipment.
8. Install Safety Equipment:
Install safety equipment such as pool alarms and covers to ensure the safety of those using it.