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    Spring Pool Opening Reminders

    Last updated 52 minutes ago

    The weather in Minnesota is finally warming up, and thousands of homeowners are getting ready to open their pools for the spring and summer. To ensure that your pool stays clean and safe until the fall, it’s important for you to follow a certain protocol when opening your pool. If you have any questions, contact a local pool service company.  

    Remove Cover Carefully

    Before your remove the pool cover, remember to drain the snowmelt and rainfall that has accumulated on top. After the pool cover is off, clean it off and put it in a place where it can dry, or apply a special solution that allows you to store it while wet. Be sure to store your pool cover in a dry place away from the sun.     

    Restore Water Level

    Since your pool has likely lost some water during the fall and winter, you’ll need to take a hose and fill it to the proper level. Most experts recommend filling the pool to the middle of the skimmer opening. If you have an automatic pool cover, you may need to fill the pool to the proper level before removing the cover.

    Evaluate Mechanical Equipment

    The next step is to examine your pool’s filters, pumps, and other equipment for dirt, malfunctions, and faulty connections. Keep in mind that some filters need to replaced once every two or three years. If you have any questions, consult your owner’s manual or ask a pool service professional.  

    Adjust Water Chemistry

    The next step is to analyze your pool chemistry and adjust as needed. You can use a special test kit at a store, or you can have a professional adjust the chemistry for you. It’s important to adjust the pH, total alkalinity, and chlorine to achieve maximum comfort and safety.

    For more information about opening your pool for spring, call Custom Pools at (612) 568-0824. We’ve been serving Minnesota homeowners for over 40 years. Whether you’re looking for pool maintenance or pool construction services, we’re the team you can rely on.

    How to Prepare Your Pool for Warmer Weather

    Last updated 6 days ago

    When spring in Minnesota begins to see warmer days, you may be daydreaming about your pool season. Before you tell the family to jump in, there are a few things you need to do to prepare your pool to ensure it is safe to swim in. Read below for tips that will help you prepare your inground pool for warmer weather.

    Prior to Custom Pools arriving for the opening:

    Recover all baskets, deck equipment etc that was removed in the fall and set on pool deck.

    Questions about water level should be directed to Custom Pools staff.

    Do not drain the water, even if it looks green and filthy without contacting Custom Pools for direction, as draining can cause serious damage to pool structure.

    Pool Operation

    Top off your swimming pool if the water level low.

    Remove all of the debris and leaves from the bottom of the pool.

    Vacuum either manually or with the auto cleaner.

    Covers should remain off until water balanced or at the least chlorine below 3.0 ppm

    Balance the Water Chemistry

    After a minimum of 24 hrs of circulation bring the water sample to Custom Pools to receiver

    your free analysis and instructions on how to continue to adjust, ph, total alkalinity, calcium hardness and chlorine.

    Time for Water to Clear

    Before diving in, clean baskets and check filter pressure daily until the water is clear. The entire process may take up to a week. If questions please call Custom Pools.

    The pool is safe to swim in once the water chemistry has been balanced, the water is clear, and the pool floor is visible.

    Custom Pools of Minneapolis has been serving the Twin Cities area for more than 40 years. To see what our family owned and operated pool company can do for you, call us at (612) 568-0824 or visit our website.

    Have Fun in Your Pool with these Games

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Learning new pool games will make enjoying your swimming pool even more fun this summer. Marco Polo is a great game for younger kids. In this game, there is one Marco; the rest of the players are Polos. Marco shuts his eyes while shouting “Marco!” Every time the other players hear this, they must respond with “Polo!” The first Polo to be tagged becomes Marco. For more tips on playing Marco Polo, and to learn how to play a fantastic game for older kids called Sharks and Minnows, watch this video.

    If you need to renovate your pool or you want a new inground pool, Custom Pools of Minneapolis is the company to call. Our family owned company has more than 40 years of experience serving the Twin Cities area. Visit our website to learn about the pool services and pool equipment we offer, and call us at (612) 568-0824 to speak with a pool specialist.

    A Quick Guide to Swimming Pool Renovations

    Last updated 20 days ago

    Your swimming pool provides hours, months, and years of summer fun. Over time, however, your pool can become faded, worn, and even unsafe. Renovating your pool is a fast and easy process that improves not only the aesthetics but the function and safety of your pool as well. Installing a new pool liner will instantly update the look of your pool while providing advanced antifungal and anti-fading properties. If you’re looking to replace or add a cover over your pool, you can choose either a manual or automatic cover for your convenience. In some cases, renovating your pool is only half the battle—your surrounding deck or landscape may need updating as well to create a functional and appealing backyard space.

    Are you interested in renovating your Minneapolis pool? Contact Custom Pools today by calling (612) 568-0824 to discuss your options! We offer expert landscaping and deck services in addition to custom pool and spa sales and installation. Check us out on the web to explore our full range of pool- and spa-related services in your area.

    Essential Elements for a Backyard Oasis [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 23 days ago

    After another cold and snowy Minneapolis winter, spring is finally here again. Now that the weather is turning, it’s time to start thinking about how you can finally transform your backyard into the oasis you’ve always wanted. The centerpiece of your backyard oasis will be your in-ground swimming pool, which is great for backyard entertainment as well as just relaxing with your family. Add lush landscaping to your yard for a natural and attractive alternative to a privacy fence. Of course, your pool parties wouldn’t be complete without an outdoor kitchen where you can grill up burgers and hotdogs for all of your guests. Check out this Infographic from Custom Pools in Minneapolis for ideas on how you can turn your backyard into an oasis. Please share with your friends, family, and neighbors!

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