It may be hard to believe, but Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, is less than 2 months away! Now is the time when homeowners are beginning to take stock of the situation with their pools in order to get them ready for the summer fun. Some may need more in-depth work and repairs, but nearly all will need to restock on essential pool supplies. By ensuring that you’re well-stocked with these pool supplies, you can make sure that the fun never stops after opening for the season!
Pool Opening Kit
You don’t have to have a large supply of opening kits, of course, but making sure that you have one ahead of opening can go a long way in ensuring you’re prepared for the opening process. This kit should have almost everything you need to open a pool after the winter season and will save a ton of time hunting them all down individually. Your kit should include algaecide, shock agent, stain remover, and a water clarifier.
Testing your pool water regularly is an essential task that helps you create the best possible swimming conditions for you and your friends and family. It is often said that you can never have too many test strips, so make sure to grab a bunch before the season so you’ll always have one on hand.
Various Pool Chemicals
The treatment of pool water is a seemingly never-ending task that many homeowners leave to professionals. But if you’re taking care of your own water, take stock of the chemicals you already have and buy more of what you need. Common chemicals that are used in treating pool water include: alkalinity stabilizers, pH stabilizers, calcium hardness increasers, and cyanuric acid.
Sanitizers keep pool water clean and clear. Typically, homeowners use chlorine or bromine tablets as the everyday sanitizer for the pool. Pool shock is also needed as it keeps the pool algae free. You’ll need roughly 2 pounds of shock for every 10,000 gallons of pool water, so make sure you have plenty on hand.
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