The temperatures have finally stopped teetering between winter and spring, and each day is warmer than the last. When the reports start talking about near 90° days, it is time to get the pool opened for the season. Hopefully this will go off without a hitch and there hasn’t been any damage from the winter, so the only important thing you need to be sure of is that the water is safe for swimming. Swimming pool water testing is important throughout the season, of course, but it is especially vital to be done before that first dip.
Swimming pool water testing is important whether you have an in-ground or an above-ground pool. With an in-ground pool, the water may be the same as you left it, but the colder temperatures make a difference to the composition of the water. The water will need to be rebalanced and the appropriate chemicals added. The only way to know what needs to be added, and how much, is with swimming pool water testing. With an above-ground pool that you are refilling, this is also true. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that because the water is the same water you drink and it looks clear, it is where it needs to be for swimming purposes.
If you are not comfortable with doing the swimming pool water testing yourself, or lack the right testing equipment, give us a call at Ricky’s Pools. We serve the upstate South Carolina area, including Greenville, Simpsonville, and Spartanburg, with pool services, including swimming pool water testing, pool repairs, and pool renovations. We even build new ones, so if you want to switch from above-ground to in-ground, let us know. We offer quality work at affordable prices.