1. Clean the Pool Surroundings Before taking the cover off of your pool and exposing it to the elements, make sure the pool deck and pool cover are clean.  Take the time to get all of those pesky leaves, branches, and stones off of the cover. The last thing you want is to introduce additional debris into the pool.
  2. Check your Supplies Do a short inventory of your chemicals so that you know what you may need to purchase before you start the pool opening process. When taking this inventory, be sure to check for expiration dates as products become less effective after their expiration date.
  3. Take off the Cleaned Cover After making sure your pool cover is free of debris, go ahead and remove the cover and store it in a safe place. Be sure the cover is dry, or else it is likely to mildew.
  4. Check the Pool for Damage Make sure that your pool was not damaged during the months it was closed.  Check the lining of the pool to make sure it is free of tears or rips. Make sure there are no chips or cracks in the plaster of the walls. Also look for any areas that seem to be bowed out around the walls or depressed down in the pools floor.
  5. Pop the Plugs Take out plugs that may have been installed in preparation for freezing or expansion. For winterized pools that use antifreeze, drain the water level and then remove and drain the antifreeze into a container.
  6. Replace Skimmer Baskets Reattach the hoses from the pump and filter to the skimmer and return jets and make sure everything is tight.
  7. Reattach the Hardware Reattach filters, pumps, and/or heaters after making sure they are still in working order. This includes making sure everything is clean, free of rust, tight fitting, and lubricated where necessary. Replace any ladders, diving boards, or railings that we removed at the pool’s closing.
  8.  Fill ‘er Up Replace the water to the waterline necessary for proper circulation. Try to get any bits of debris out as the water level rises. Almost time for a dip!
  9. Filter, Vacuum, & Test Start your filtration system and vacuum the pool to remove any dirt or debris that has gathered at the bottom of your pool. Allow the filtration system to run for 24-48 hours and then test the water. Make adjustments as needed and directed by your pool chemical directions.
  10. Enjoy! Time to relax and enjoy your pool again. Summer will be gone before you know it! Host as many BBQ’s and pool parties as you can before it’s time to winterize and close the pool again for the fall.



Follow Us

Proud Supporters of
APi is a proud sponsor of ChildFund International
  • “Just wanted to thank you for a great product. After four weeks of trying several different products and also adding way to much chlorine, we can finally see the bottom of our pool. Added Revive! at 6PM last night, by the time we went to bed, we could notice a difference and when I got up this morning everything had settled to the bottom. Used the vacuum for about an hour this morning and were swimming this afternoon. Will probably have to vacuum once more, but so glad this product was recommended to us.”

    – Donna, Ohio
  • “Easy, simple, worry free…these all describe how my pool maintenance has been since I started using EZ POOL! I have a big pool and it is not a big job with E-Z POOL, just once a week. Once the pool is open and clear in the spring, I just have Caryl’s experts test my pool sample once a week to make sure the balancing chemicals and pH are good. Algaecides are not needed. Brush, brush, brush, as Caryl recommends and my pool is beautiful all summer! Also, it is gentle to the skin and does not effect your hair color. I highly recommend E-Z POOL!”

    – Trish, Greensboro, NC
  • “I have used the EZ Spa now for four years. It is the best spa treatment I have ever used. It makes the water feel really soft and refreshing. I use it once a week and forget it. My spa stays crystal clear. I love this stuff. Not to mention when you use EZ Spa you don’t have to buy so many other chemicals. I also noticed that EZ Spa is extremely gentle on the skin. I can’t say enough about how good this stuff is. Try it, you’ll love it!”

    – Terri G., NJ
Quick Contact
Quick Contact (Footer)