The Complete Guide to Opening Your Swimming Pool

Believe it or not, spring is on its way!

The weather is warming and the snow is thawing, which means pool season is almost here. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about opening your swimming pool. 

Spring is a busy time of year for everyone, including us here at Valley Pool and Spa. We are work hard to help you prepare your swimming pool for another summer of fun. That being said, phone us right away to book your pool opening! It may seem early, but time slots fill up fast. 

Opening your swimming pool

When Should my Pool be Open?

You have a higher chance of getting algae in your pool if it remains winterized long after the weather warms up. This is because algae begins to grow in the warm weather, and with no circulation in your pool, algae takes over your water.

To decrease your chances of this happening, open your pool as soon as possible. Around April or May is an ideal time. This may seem early, but it’s well worth it. Once it’s open, put some chlorine in your water and make sure it’s circulating. Keep doing this until it’s time to turn on the heat to swim! 


We offer many services here at Valley Pool’s when it comes to your pool opening. 

Our base pool opening services include:

  • Remove winter plugs and install returns
  • Assemble all pool equipment and install plugs
  • Install ladder(s) and grab rail(s)
  • Prime pump and start pool circulation
  • Check system for leaks
  • Add start up chemicals

Extra services we offer include:

  • Remove pool cover
  • Fill pool
  • Deck jets
  • Solar heating system
  • Vanquish system
  • Vanishing edge
  • One-time pool scrub and vacuum
  • Water cleaning and balancing (multiple visits)


This is what everyone wants to know: how much will it cost? The price varies depending on the options you choose. But, here at Valley Pool and Spa, we always give our customers the best possible prices! 

To get a rough quote for your pool opening, call us at Valley Pool and Spa. We are always glad to answer all of your pool related questions.