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National Pool Opening Day

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Did you know that National Pool Opening Day is an observed holiday all over the United States? It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for, when pool owners finally roll back the covers for good, and now it’s only a few weeks away! It falls every year on the last Saturday in April to welcome the start of warmer weather. This year’s National Pool Opening Day is April 28, 2018.

To make sure your pool is ready for National Pool Opening Day, here are some things to consider:

Remove Any Debris

It’s not uncommon for dirt and leaves to have somehow made their way into your swimming pool from underneath the cover. Upon removing the cover, take out as much of the visible debris as you can by using a vacuum, leaf rake or leaf skimmer.

Check Your Equipment

When you’re taking your swimming pool out of hibernation, it’s important to make sure your pumps are still running smoothly. Look for visual damage, leaks, etc. and test the motor for a few seconds.

Clean out the skimmer and pump baskets and ensure filter cartridges are clean.

Inspect the pool equipment, lights, etc. to make sure all is working properly.

Have Your Water Professionally Tested

A professional water test will be much more thorough than an at-home test and can tell you exactly what changes need to be made. Our service and maintenance professionals are happy to help you with this!

After hearing the diagnosis, you’ll know what you need to make your pool clean and clear again. With proper chemicals and cleaning, the process should take about a week or less before your pool is swim ready.

Our team at Morehead Pools cannot wait for the official start of pool season! To make sure we kick it off right, we are having our Annual Spring Sale on Friday, April 27th through Saturday, the 28th at our Shreveport and Bossier retail stores. We’ll be doing giveaways including a Family 4-Pack of passes to SixFlags Over Texas! Be sure to stop by and grab a burger at our Shreveport store on Saturday as we will be grilling out! We’d love to see you!

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