To this day, there is no one-size-fits-all guide to opening swimming pools for the spring and there may never be one. The sheer diversity of pool designs and materials make that feat rather unfeasible. Still, when it comes to welcoming the warm weather, certain tasks become necessary—or at least advisable—to practice on most pools. Here are a few of the best ones to keep in mind.
Remove your pool cover if you have one, scoop out any leaves and debris, clean the pool manually if you do not have an automatic pool cleaner. Backwash the filter or clean out the cartridges. Empty the skimmer and pump baskets. Top up the pool water level if required.