Summer is approaching, and the happy owners of pools on their site are beginning to anticipate how the swimming season will open. However, before you enjoy cooling off on a hot summer day, you should tidy up the pool after winter. Let’s talk about this important process in more detail.
The preparation of the pool for the warm season and active use will primarily depend on its type and the form in which it spent the winter season.
This is the simplest option that you can easily prepare yourself for the summer. An inflatable pool is always stored folded in winter, so after the arrival of full heat it should be taken out, taken out into the street, washed – most easily with a hose – and inflated using a hand or foot pump.
Remember to prepare a flat area and protect the bottom of the inflatable pool from punctures with a mat. If the kit did not have a special bedding, you can use a tarpaulin canvas or plastic wrap, folding it in three to four layers. We advise you to rinse the pool again after inflation – in finished form it is easier to wash all the folds of dust accumulated during the winter..
That’s all the preparation, usually such simple structures are not equipped with additional devices, the water is not filtered and warms up only under the rays of the sun. If problems are found in the form of a hole in the inflatable sides or the bottom, you can seal it with a patch using special glue.
If you have a collapsible frame pool, seasonal, then it also wintered in a folded form somewhere indoors. Therefore, before the bathing season, you will have to start installing it: prepare a flat area, remove it from debris, put in bedding material to protect the bottom, drive in or install stakes, pull the frame. Do not forget to pre-wash all parts, rinse the pool.
The most difficult thing is to prepare for the summer a stationary pool, which has been spent all winter outdoors. We wrote in detail about how to build a pool with a concrete bowl with our own hands, this is a solid structure that will have to be preserved before the onset of cold weather.
Important!Experts advise starting pool cleaning when the temperature reaches + 10 ° C at night. If this is not done before the onset of heat, the water will quickly bloom, acquire an unpleasant color and smell..
If the preservation for the winter provided for the presence of a protective roof or covering the pool with a blanket fixed on the sides, then there will be much less debris in the bowl, do not neglect this moment. In any case, a stationary pool after cold weather needs to be thoroughly washed with special disinfectants..
You will have to go down into the bowl, sweep everything, connect a hose or mini-sink, wash every section of the bottom and walls with a brush.
Experts now use vacuum cleaners to clean the bottom and even robots, but at home you can do without them. Then the equipment that was dismantled for the winter is taken out, everything is carefully checked and reconnected.
We must not forget about checking the operation of the pool lighting, if necessary, you will have to replace the lamps.
After such a long break in operation, experts advise to shock treatment of water in the pool with chemistry based on the well-known bleach or bromine. Sparing chemical agents based on active oxygen are also used now. After such a shock treatment, the pH level of the water should be checked to make it safe for bathing. For this, special tests are carried out, and to normalize the water, pH + or pH preparations-.
As for the services of specialists, which sometimes cannot be done without, if the pool is large and there is a lot of equipment, then everything depends on the volume and complexity of the work. On average, the re-conservation and purification of water in the pool cost from 80-100 rubles per cubic meter. Washing and cleaning the pool after winter – about 50-250 rubles per square meter of the bowl, depending on the extent of pollution.