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18 Apr 2023 -

How to prepare your outdoor swimming pool for summer

Are you excited about having a new outdoor swimming pool but feeling overwhelmed about how to get it summer-ready? Or have you left your pool unattended throughout the winter months and now realise it needs some TLC, we’ve got some handy maintenance tips to help you get it back in top shape for summer. Let’s dive in!

Preparing your outdoor swimming pool for summer is an essential task that can save you time and money in the long run, especially with SA Pool Systems’ trusted knowledge and skills. Below are some simple steps you can take to ensure that your pool is clean, safe, and ready for family/friends or customers to enjoy this summer. However, if you’d like expert support with this, SA Pool Systems offer swimming pool maintenance services for both residential, commercial & public outdoor swimming pools. 

The first and most obvious step we suggest is to clean the pool thoroughly by removing any debris, leaves, and dirt that may have accumulated over the winter months. You can use a pool skimmer or a leaf net to remove larger debris and then vacuum the pool to get rid of any remaining dirt and smaller particles.

Next, it’s crucial to check the chemical balance of the pool water, such as pH levels and chlorine levels. If any of these levels are off, you’ll need to adjust them using pool chemicals. Whilst you are checking this, make sure all the pool equipment, including the pump, filter, and heater, is functioning correctly. If any items need to be repaired or replaced, it’s important to take care of them before summer arrives – SA Pool Systems also offers commercial poolside furniture.

Don’t forget to check the area around your pool. The deck should be clean and free of any hazards such as loose tiles or boards. If your outdoor pool is in need of replacement flooring, SA Pool Systems offers an extremely hard-wearing, non-slip flooring, perfect for pool walkways, steps, shower/changing rooms and spa areas. You’ll also want to pay attention to any overgrown plants or trees around the pool, making sure they’re trimmed, and not overhanging the water. 

Finally, think about pool safety, especially if you are a public outdoor swimming pool with high levels of traffic throughout the summer. Make sure that you have all the necessary safety equipment, such as life vests and a first aid kit, on hand. Consider installing a pool alarm or a safety cover to prevent unwanted accidents. For private outdoor pools, this is also important if you are frequently hosting pool gatherings where alcohol or children are involved.

In conclusion, preparing your outdoor swimming pool for summer doesn’t have to be a daunting task, especially with the help of SA Pool Systems. By cleaning the pool, checking the water chemistry and equipment, inspecting the pool deck, and thinking about safety, you can ensure that your pool is ready for a summer full of fun and relaxation.

If you’d like to discuss building an outdoor swimming pool in preparation for summer or have a general pool maintenance question, get in touch by calling 0115 933 2798 or email