Opening Your Pool for the Season

Basic Pool Opening Instructions

  1. Contact Bell Pool & Patio approximately two weeks prior to wanting your pool opened for the swimming season.
  2. You will need to get your pool cover bag, ladder, rails, diving board or any other pool related items out of storage & leave near pool side.
  3. Please make sure that any pets are in a secure area to ensure their safety during our service visit.
  4. Some pools may have a water fill line which requires a valve inside of house to be turned on.  Communicate with us about getting into house to turn water on once ready, or homeowner can turn on.
  5. We will remove pool cover, clean, fold & place in the pool cover bag.
  6. We will remove any winter plugs, reinstall  all fittings, plugs, ladder, rails, & diving boards.
  7. Pool equipment will be started.
  8. Check all operations of equipment.
  9. Add opening chemicals (not included in pool opening price) & brush pool.
  10. We offer additional services of Spring pool cleaning & balancing.
  11. Typical Spring cleaning is 4 or 5 hours.
  12. Spring cleanup consists of vacuuming & brushing of pool surface. Pool water chemical balancing. Pool filter backwashing & cleaning.
  13. Always mention any unusual or unique feature of your pool when scheduling opening.

    All pool owners will need a pool water test kit, a telescopic pool pole, vacuum head, vacuum hose, vacuum plate, leaf net and brush.

    Many pool accessories are available through Bell Pool & Patio, including Automated controls, outdoor furniture and other unique outdoor pool accessories.