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Getting started with your pool

Book the summering now of your pool.  


From €250.00

Complete pool cleaning  

Removal of wintering material

Checking the hydraulic system and the heat pump

Chlorine chock and water chemistry included

Our prices include VAT and travel included

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Even if it's a little early to consider swimming, we are gradually emerging from winter.

The month of March gradually brings its spring temperatures, your morale warms up, the water in your swimming pool too.

You should know that below 10-12° the activity of bacteria remains low but beyond that it is time to wake up your pool.

Both wintering and restarting are essential steps, the more you anticipate these times, the less you will have to take care of your pool during the summer.

When should I start up my pool? T?

As soon as possible. When the good weather arrives, remember to regularly check the water temperature. When it reaches 10-12 degrees, it's time to think about starting up. However, if you have a salt chlorinator, you have to wait for a minimum of 15°.

March / April (depending on the region) represents an ideal timing because the water is still fresh (and if  you have done the wintering correctly the proliferation of algae remains low)

What if I waited too long?

If you wait too long, the cost of restarting may increase, not to mention the additional costs that are equivalent to about 1-2 months of treatment.

How to do ?

After active wintering (active filtration)

The water is of very good quality and getting started is quite easy:

  • Adjust the daily filtration time (more or less depending on the temperature)

  • Clean the walls (especially the water lines) and the bottom with a robot or vacuum cleaner connected to the filtration circuit

  • Replace all accessories

  • Check pH and adjust as needed

After passive wintering (lowered water level, drained pipes, inactive filtration)

Restarting requires slightly more work, but don't panic, we'll explain everything to you here.

Remove covers, floats, gizzmos, backflow plugs.

For the cover:

  • It may be a little heavy because of the rain, plan for help!

  • Wash it with a special product for tarpaulins and dry it carefully then store the tarpaulin until next winter.

Clean the surroundings, preferably using a high-pressure cleaner (or an anti-foam product) and, if necessary, scour the joints.

Replace the skimmer baskets and screw the adjustable jets into the outlets. 

Add water up to 3/4 of the skimmers. Even if you did not lower the level during the winter break, it is advisable to add a little new water. If you have an above ground pool, spray an algaecide before filling.

For filtering:

  • Screw the pump and pre-filter bleed plug back on.

  •   Install the filter and replace the drain plug.

  • If you have a diatomaceous earth filter, just top up with diatomite. The cleaning has already been done in the fall (isn't it?)

  • For the sand filter: clean it with a descaling product. Launch a backwash then the rinse and finally go back to normal filtration mode.

  • If you have a cartridge filter: replace clean filter cartridges.

  • Don't forget to line the screws with Teflon and grease the O-rings with silicone.

  • Close the suction valves and fill the pre-filter with water then replace the cover

  • Make sure the pipes are filled with water and open the valves

  • Pump stopped, check for leaks.

  • Set the schedule clock.

Now that your pool is operational and clean, it's time to check the water parameters:


An average pH is between 7.2 and 7.4. If this is not the case don't panic, in general it tends to change the following days.

If it is still not balanced after two to three days, add pH+ or – depending on its value (with caution).

Stabilizer (only for chlorine treatment) TAC and TH

The stabilizer must be at a maximum of 30g/L, check it if necessary. If your lime content or hardness (TH) exceeds 22°f, add lime sequestrant.

In some cases it is necessary to adjust the alkalinity (which must be between 12 and 15°f) with special products.

Bonus: If you have a sand filter and the water is cloudy you can use filter cleaner and flocculant.

If you filter with sand, remember to change it after 4 seasons

Now that everything is done, let the pump run continuously (about 48 hours) until the water is perfectly clear.

Need Assistance?  Call us on 071/12 00 21

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