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How to Get Your Pool Ready for Summer

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How to Get Your Pool Ready for Summer

Summers in New York are warm, sunny, and perfect for days spent cooling down in the pool. If you have a pool at home and are working on getting your backyard ready for hot summer days with umbrellas, new patio furniture, and landscaping, it’s important you make sure your pool is in tip top shape for swimming season. From checking the water levels and pH levels to ensuring your pool heating system is fully functioning and ready to go, here are some of our top tips to get your pool ready for summer.

First, Clean The Pool Before Taking A Dip

As a pool owner, it’s important that you clean your pool well in advance of taking a refreshing jump in. Especially in New York, winters can be harsh, and your pool needs a little extra attention to come out of hibernation. First, you’ll want to remove your pool cover and store it in a safe area so it can be in great condition when you’re ready to close the pool again for the season. Then, you’ll want to skim your pool and remove all debris, branches, leaves and trash that has fallen into the water over the season.

Next, Test Your Water

After you’ve gone through the process of safely draining and refilling your pool, it’s time to test your water. Check your pump, skimmer baskets, and filters to make sure they’re in great shape and then test pH and sanitizer levels. For sparkling, fresh water, NPR suggests that you have a chlorine level of 1-4ppm and a pH of 7.2-7.8. Having healthy, clean water that is balanced is critical for safe swims all season long.

Then, Check Your Pool Heating System

Professionally installed pool heating systems are crucial for those who want to extend their swimming season. These heating systems are ideal for keeping the temperature of your pool at a comfortable level so you can take advantage of swimming late into the season and early in the morning. If your pool doesn’t already have a heating system, having one installed early in the season can be a game changer.

If you already have a heating system, bringing a professional company out to service your heater will give you peace of mind that you’ll be enjoying your pool long into the season. Gas and oil fired pool heating systems are awesome ways to optimize efficiency and help you get the most out of your pool.

Pool Heating Systems In Long Island, Queens, & Brooklyn

One of our specialties at OSI Comfort Specialists is installing and servicing pool heating systems. Our team can help you every step of the way when choosing a pool heating system that works for the size and location of your pool while keeping your budget in mind. With summer right around the corner, now is the time to start preparing your pool for long hot days and we’re here to help! OSI Comfort Specialists are located in Oceanside, NY and service the surrounding areas including Nassau, Western Suffolk, and parts of Queens. If you’re looking to install a pool heating system or service an existing one, give us a call at 516-763-1400!