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Opening Your Pool

When it's time to open your pool for the swimming season, let HTH™ Pool Care Products get the water just right. One easy way to get started is with the HTH™ Pool Starter Kit. This offers key items to get you started swimming. To open your pool, follow the simple steps below:

Preparing the Equipment

  • Remove any water and debris that have accumulated on your pool cover during the winter.
  • Take off the pool cover. Clean the cover to prevent mildew and premature deterioration.
  • Hook up the pool pump and filter. Reconnect any hoses and electrical connections that may have detached.
  • Make sure skimmer(s), filters(s), pump(s), drain(s) and other equipment are clean and free of winter debris.
  • Use the HTH™ Deep Leaf Skimmer PRO to scoop up all surface and submerged debris.
  • Clean dirty pool walls immediately with the HTH™ 18" Wall Brush PRO.
  • Bring the pool water up to the proper level.
  • Make sure all your hoses and electrical hookups are in order.
  • Turn on filter pump.
  • Check the skimmer, drain, and filter to make sure they are functioning properly.
  • Use the HTH™ Multi-surface Vacuum Head along with the HTH™ 30' (9m) Vacuum Hose with Adaptor to remove any remaining debris.
  • Run the pool filter for 12 hours.

Preparing the Pool Water

  • Test and balance water.
  • Adjust the pH, FAC, TA and CH to the ideal levels recommended in the Balanced Pool Care Chart.
  • If needed, stabilize your water using HTH™ Stabilizer.
  • Shock treat pool water with an HTH™ Shock product.
  • Continue with routine maintenance following the 4-Step Program.

Caution: Please read the following important reminders before adding pool chemicals to water.

  • NEVER mix products with other products or dissolve before use.
  • Re-entry into treated pools is prohibited above levels of 3 ppm (FAC) for a risk of bodily harm.