Early Spring Pool Prep Checklist: Getting Ready for Reopening

As winter begins to lift and spring starts to make an appearance, it’s time for pool owners to start thinking about reopening their pools. Early preparation can make the transition smoother, ensuring your pool is ready to go as soon as the warm weather arrives.

Here’s a comprehensive checklist to help you get your pool ready, even while it’s still a bit chilly outside.

1. Inspect Pool Cover

  • Remove Debris: Clear leaves, water, and any debris from your pool cover to prevent them from entering the pool when you remove the cover.
  • Inspect for Damage: Check for tears or damage that may have occurred during the winter. Note any repairs or replacements needed.

2. Check Pool Equipment

  • Pumps and Filters: Inspect your pump and filter for any signs of damage or wear. Look for cracks in the housing or leaks.
  • Heating System: If you have a pool heater, check for any visible damage and ensure it’s clean from any debris that could obstruct performance.
  • Hoses and Connections: Ensure all hoses and connections are secure and in good condition.

3. Plan for Repairs

  • Make a List: Note any repairs identified during your inspections. Early identification means you can address issues before they become bigger problems.
  • Schedule Professional Services: For any repairs beyond DIY fixes, contact Spruce Pools early to schedule a service. Early spring can be a busy time for us so book early!

4. Clean Around the Pool

  • Tidy the Pool Area: Remove any leaves, branches, or debris from around the pool area. This not only makes your pool area more inviting but also prevents debris from getting into the pool once opened.
  • Inspect Decking and Furniture: Check your pool decking and furniture for any needed repairs or cleaning so everything is ready for pool season.

5. Prepare Water Treatment Supplies

  • Inventory Check: Make sure you have all the necessary chemicals for opening your pool. Replenish any supplies that are low.
  • Check Expiry Dates: Ensure that none of your chemicals have expired over the winter. Expired chemicals can be ineffective and may not safely balance your pool water.

6. Schedule Your Pool Opening Service

  • Book Early: Schedule your pool opening service with us as early as possible. Doing so ensures you get a convenient appointment and avoids the spring rush and delays.

7. Plan for Upgrades or Additions

  • Consider Enhancements: Early spring is the perfect time to plan any upgrades or additions you’ve been thinking about, whether it’s new lighting, a heating system, or eco-friendly equipment.
  • Research and Budget: Give yourself time to research options and budget for any new projects.

8. Safety Checks

  • Review Safety Equipment: Ensure all safety equipment, including pool fences, alarms, and life-saving devices, are in good working order.


By tackling these tasks in early spring, you can ensure that your pool will be ready for enjoyment as soon as the warm weather allows. Remember, a little preparation goes a long way in extending the life of your pool and making the most out of the swim season.

Drop us a line if you need any advice or what us to help open your pool for you.