Opening up your swimming pool ready for the summer is not too difficult, and our following pointers should make the process even easier for you. However, if you’ve got doubts that this particular line in DIY is not for you, give your local pool centre or service engineer a call.
First, shock dose the pool with a shock chlorine, Stuff4pools recommend Sodium Hypochlorite 14/15%. The high dose of chlorine will kill off any algae spores and bacteria that might be lurking in liner creases or in the surface of tile grouting. This will give you as near sterile water as possible. Your pool water needs to kept in good condition throughout the spring and summer as the chlorine will soon dissipate. You now need to add an Algaecide. We recommend SummerClear. Its special formulation contains a Long Life Algaecide which lasts up to 3 months.