Look outside. Is the sun a little brighter and staying up a little longer? Is the grass a little greener? If you said yes, that means that spring is here and with the new season comes the task of opening up your pool. Sure, you can choose not to do this springtime chore but where will you put your stationary swimming harness? We know that you want to get in the pool as soon as possible to use your HomeSwimmer, so we want to help you by telling you everything that you need to know to open your pool.
The first thing you should do is drain your pool cover. You want to make sure that all of that dirty water doesn’t get into your pool. You can use a submersible pump or a siphon if you have an above ground pool. After all of the water is gone, you can remove the cover. If you can, get someone else to help you with this to prevent as much of the debris in the cover from getting in the pool as you can. If some debris does get in the pool water, that is okay. The next step is to clean any leftover debris from the cover and sprinkle both sides of the cover with talcum powder so that mold and mildew won’t grow. Store it in a cool dry place.
Over the winter, the water in your pool will have evaporated, which means you will have to replace the water by using a hose. Fill the pool with as much water as it takes to get it back to normal levels. Most people fill a pool to the middle of the skimmer opening.
These are just a few chores that need to be done to prepare your pool for your stationary swimming harness. Make sure to check back soon to learn how to de-winterize your pool this spring.