When we come to open pools, please check water level and fill pool to at least half way up on the skimmer prior to our arrival, we will not be able to start system or vacuum pool if water level is too low.  For some openings the water clarity is so poor we perform a “blind vac”, some debris may be left behind in these cases.  With most pool openings some debris will settle out after we brush and vacuum pool, the opening cost does not include our returning to remove every spec of dirt.  Please notify us at time of scheduling for any special instructions (i.e. pool equipment kept in basement, put cover in pool shed after removal from pool, gate alarm codes etc.)

Pool Opening

  • Removal of winter cover (cover folded up and stored away for summer)
  • Removal of all winter plugs and skimmer gizmo
  • Installation of all handrails, ladders, directionals, skimmer and pump baskets
  • Reconnect all plumbing to filter, pump, heater and chemical feeder
  • Start pump to insure that all equipment is running properly
  • Add appropriate amount of liquid shock
  • Brush and vacuum pool one time while on premises (we do not return to re-vacuum pool if debris settles out)
  • If requested, take a sample of water back to store for full analysis
  • If requested, fill up chemical feeders with pool owner’s chlorine tablets
  • Pick up all of our debris and leave a clean job site (leaves netted out of pool are placed in nearby wooded areas)

Cost for in-ground opening: $395 + tax
Cost for aboveground opening: $310 + tax