When it comes to the opening of your swimming pool, temperature and environment are more important than the date on the calendar.
Swimming pools should only be closed or winterized as a means of avoiding the potentially damaging freezing temperatures of winter. Once the threat of freezing temperatures has passed, the pools should be opened again so that they can be properly cared for and maintained. Having the pool closed for longer than necessary, especially a month or more beyond the freezing weather, is not good for the pool in a variety of ways. Stagnant water, even under a pool cover, goes through chemical changes that become more pronounced as the temperature of the water increases. Even if your pool was perfectly balanced before closing in December, by March, three months have passed when the pool water has not been treated or maintained. That is quite a bit of time for the water to alter and shift out of balance.
Some consequences of non-balanced pool water: •Growth of algae and proliferation of bacteria •Corrosion of metallic objects in pool such as lights and screws •Etching or deterioration of the pool surface •Scaling and/or formation of calcite crystals •Staining from metals or other inorganics So, while we are all creatures of habit, waiting for a specific date before opening your pool regardless of temperature and weather could be more detrimental to the pool than you know.
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