Spring Forward To Pool Season

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As the weather warms and the dreams of cannonballs become more than just wishful thinking, it is time to start thinking about getting your pool ready for pool season. Springtime is the best time to undo everything you did to winterize and protect your pool over the cold winter months and get it ready for backyard parties and pool volleyball. Hersey Pool Service in Jacksonville knows that this is the time of year that you are most likely to put the most work into your pool, which means that you might have a lot of questions.


How long will it take to get my pool ready for summer?

How long it takes exactly will actually depend on you and your pool. Most everyone’s pool is different in some way, whether it be the type of pool, the equipment used, or the size of the pool itself. All of these are factors in determining how quickly and effectively you can get your pool cleaned and swim ready. Most of the time, getting your pool ready for summer will take a couple days or up to a week or so.

I didn’t do such a great job storing my pool pump and equipment, will this be a problem?

It could be. When you are pulling out all of your equipment and supplies for the summer, it will be even more important that you do an extremely thorough inspection of every bit of your equipment. This equipment is like the circulatory system of your pool, and is also one of the most expensive parts, so if something happens and it breaks you could be out time and money, not to mention that your pool will be unusable until you fix or replace it. Look for cracks, leaks, stuck on debris, and any possible damage. Pay special attention to the valves and think about replacing and lubricating the O-rings.

Do I need to do anything special with the pool chemicals to get my pool swim ready?

Yes. You will need to shock the pool and then balance the chemicals to get it properly sanitized. You can find specialized products for spring, or talk to one of our knowledgeable staff to choose the best products for your pool.

My pool got pretty dirty over the winter, what is the best way to clean it?

Getting your pool clean and sanitary is one of the most important steps in pool maintenance, especially at the beginning of the season and after a long winter of not being used. Start by skimming debris and scrubbing down the sides. It is a good idea to get the pool vacuumed as well. If the pool is especially bad, you may need to drain the pool to clean it properly, which is best done by a pool service professional.

I’m not sure that I have the know-how or even the time to get my pool Summer ready, but I want my kids to be able to use the pool as soon as the weather is warm enough, what can I do?

Call Hersey Pool Service in Jax at 904-318-8833. They can easily help you get your pool in perfect summer shape and ready for the kids to dive in. They can also help you with your regular maintenance needs, and answer any questions you could ever have about your pool.

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