Spring Pool Maintenance Tips from SunGuard

Get your swimming pool ready for spring with these quick tips!

Spring Pool Maintenance | SunGuard Chemicals

Now that winter is gone, and the snow is finally melted, it is time to think about getting your pool opened and swim ready. Whether you have a service company you use, or you are a do-it-yourself pool opener; getting your pool from covered to clean isn’t as hard as you think. The SunGuard Pool Start-up Kit is a great place to start; the kit contains your most important pool chemicals for getting the water clean and swim ready. Inside the kit you will find (2) 1lb. bags of SunGuard MultiShock Plus, 1qt. of SunGuard Algae Control Plus, 1qt. of SunGuard Stain and Scale Control and a water sample bottle.  

Each chemical in the kit has a very important role in preparing your pool for the swim season. The SunGuard Stain and Scale Control will help prevent metallic stains and hard water scaling. It will also help prevent metallic staining; believe it or not, plants and trees contain organic metals that can stain your pool! Adding the SunGuard Algae Control Plus will stop algae in its tracks and prevent an algae bloom. If you open your pool before it is consistently warm out; you will spend less time and money getting your pool swim ready. Shocking is also an important part of opening; the SunGuard MultiShock Plus will give your pool a good starting dose of chlorine to kill any algae and bacteria in your water from the winter season.

Once you have your filter running and your start-up chemicals circulating for at least 24 hours you should bring a sample of your pool water to your local SunGuard dealer for a complete water analysis. Proper water balance is the key to making sure your pool stays clean, clear, blue and safe!  

Don’t forget to protect your winter pool cover! Safety Covers can cost thousands of dollars. Cleaning your pool cover with SunGuard Pool Cover Cleaner can prevent mold, unpleasant odors, and remove stains to keep your cover clean and ensure a long life.  

Pretty soon you’ll be enjoying the warm weather and going for a refreshing swim in your pool. Pool care doesn’t have to be hard. Check back often for tips and tutorials on making pool care simple so you can enjoy your pool!