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Pool Opening Tips

Shopping List
  • Pool Cover Pump
  • Magic Lube
  • Stow-Away ® to clean and deodorize winter pool cover in preparation for storage
  • Wall Brush
  • Vacuum Equipment
  • Filter Media (Sand, D.E. or cartridge)
  • Off The Wall ® to clean the "bathtub ring" & skimmer
  • Strip Kwik ® to chemically clean the filter from last year

Now You're Ready to Open The Pool:
  • Drain and remove your cover (avoid getting debris in the pool water). Set aside for cleaning.
  • Remove the Gizzmo(s) plugs from the skimmer(s) and from the returns.
  • Install the skimmer basket(s) and directional eyeball(s).
  • Clean your skimmer and pool waterline with Off the Wall ®
  • Make sure that your filter is clean. Chemically clean with Strip Kwik ® if it wasn't done in the fall.
  • Reassemble filter and pump making sure to use Magic Lube on all o-rings and gaskets.
  • Make sure that your pool is filled to at least the middle of the skimmer.
  • Adjust Valves to proper position
  • Prime your pump prior to starting
  • Make sure that you turn the power on at the main breaker.
  • Turn the pump on.
  • Add the proper amount of D.E. to the skimmer for an earth filter and note the clean start up pressure. (For D.E. Filters Only!)
  • Install the ladder and hand rails. Make sure to tighten all anchor bolts completely.
  • Allow the pool to circulate for 24 - 48 hours and take a water sample to Buchmyers Pools, Inc.

If you have any questions please call us at 717-757-2828 or 717-630-2424