If you haven’t yet opened your pool, you are probably thinking about it and planning for the long-awaited day.  Taking the time to open your pool properly contributes to healthy pool water that will last the entire season.  Begin with your initial cleaning and use of your pool opening kit, which includes some form of shock and something to remove the winter buildup of elements. 

It is then important for your initial pool water testing to check all critical elements and at the right time.  You should run the circulation system on your pool for 72 hours prior to conducting your initial pool water test. 


Here’s everything you need to know about pool opening: preparing your water, preventing algae, types of chlorine, water testing, and more – 

The Ultimate Guide to Pool Opening: Preparing for a Splashing Summer

Start Your Swimming Season with a Well-Balanced Pool

Starting the season off with a well-balanced pool goes a long way toward minimizing frustrations with fluctuating pool chemistry during the initial start-up phase.  Testing and balancing your water now allows for peace of mind and early swimming without worry, along with providing an easier pool to maintain throughout the season.         

Your initial pool water test should include checking the following elements: 

  • Standard chlorine levels
  • pH
  • Total alkalinity
  • Calcium and hardness levels
  • Stabilizer levels
  • Phosphates
  • All forms of metals and total dissolved solids

Careful testing from a pool chemistry lab is required to monitor your pool water and maintain it within safe swimming limits. 

It is important to continue to test your pool water frequently throughout the summer to maintain healthy water for swimming.  Testing and maintaining all of these elements within safe limits is important to prevent scale deposits, staining of pool liners and surfaces, and harmful erosion.               

The Swimming Pool Store Offers Free Professional Water Testing

 Bring your initial pool water sample into The Swimming Pool Store for free pool water testing with our sophisticated testing lab for an accurate analysis of your pool water.  We have nearly 50 years of experience in providing crystal clear and healthy swimming pool water to satisfied swimmers all season long.  We provide comprehensive swimming pool services, including pool openings, maintenance, and renovations.  Stop in or call today to learn how you can save on all your initial pool opening chemicals.

 The Swimming Pool Store offers friendly and experienced swimming pool services to ensure that you enjoy clear and healthy pool water all season long.  Contact us today to learn more about our pool store and services and how you can save on all your start-up chemicals with your initial pool water testing.