5 overlooked tips to opening your pool

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Enjoy your pool in no time this season: 5 overlooked tips to opening your pool

Customers often ask us “when is the right time to open our pool?” Early spring is the perfect time to begin balancing your pool water as it will prevent algae from forming when the warmer weather arrives.

Here are 5 overlooked steps to opening your pool:
1. Clean up all plant debris around the pool from your patio, deck, trees, and plant beds.

  1. Remove any water that’s accumulated on your pool cover all winter with a shop vacuum or pump before taking off your cover. This will ensure the collected water doesn’t dump into your pool.
  2. Inspect your pool inside and out for any damage, this includes checking the filter and pump parts for possible replacement, nicks in the deck and coping to be repaired, and calcium scale and other tile stains to remove. Keep in mind that different kinds of pools may have different wear and tear. Vinyl liner pools can have holes and tears, gunite pools can have cracks and water loss, and fiberglass pools can have large cracks needing repair.
  3. Clean, repair or replace your pool, deck and patio furniture to make sure it’s safe to use. This includes checking ladders, diving boards, slides, rails and rescue equipment. Be sure that emergency numbers are posted by the pool. Accidents do happen!
  4. Check pool chemical container expiration dates and replace if necessary. Be sure to dispose properly of any cleaning supplies that are expired or were not properly sealed in the off-season.

If you use a pool opening professional, their service should include the removal of the winter cover and winterization plugs, adding start-up pool chemicals, reassembling and starting up your pool filtration equipment for the season, putting in ladders, diving boards, lights and more.

We highly recommend using a pool service professional for any pool maintenance. Call us to ask about our professional pool opening services at 610-845-2221.

Fronheiser Pools

Fronheiser Pools

Providing quality products for your outdoor living lifestyle since 1965.


Now offering Curbside Water Testing by Appointment Only!

Visit us online to schedule your 15-minute water testing consultation.

Simply select your store location and choose from the appointment slots available. Due to limited availability, we will only be able to accommodate up to (1) water test per household per week until further notice and increased staffing. 

Bring your water test bottle with a sample of your pool or spa water to your scheduled appointment. Please label the test bottle with your name, and leave it in the marked bin by the front door. Then, just wait in your car while we perform the water test. We will call you with your results and our recommendations for the products you will need to balance your pool or spa water. If you’d like to go ahead and get those products while you are here, we can deliver those curbside, as well. Please know that our staff have been instructed to leave all chemical purchases outside of the front door. Unfortunately, we will be unable to load in your car at this time. Just let us know that you would like to purchase chemicals when we call with your test results, and we can process your order over the phone. Once we have completed your water test, we will leave a copy of the printed out test results, along with your empty test bottle, in the marked bin outside the front door.

Due to the limitations of staff and anticipated demand for this service, we ask that you please arrive on-time for your scheduled appointment to ensure that we can have enough time for a complete and accurate consultation. In order to keep you, our valued customer, and our staff safe, we ask that you please adhere to social distancing guidelines and give our staff at least 6’ of distance during this interaction. Thank you for being a loyal Fronheiser Pools customer!

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