Here is the definitive DIY guide to opening up your own swimming pool, from our pals at swimuniversity.com. Make sure you check out the orginal post for detailed video and pictures, as well as the other unique and valuable content provided by them.
Are you ready to open up your inground pool by yourself this year? Have no fear, it's easier than you think.
You SHOULD open up your own swimming pool. It will save you time and money, because you won't have to hire someone to do it for you...unless you want to.
Here is a very basic set of instructions. If you follow these 10 steps to open your pool, you'll be thanking the gods you didn't pay anyone, and you'll be swimming sooner!
1. Remove Water and Debris From Your Winter Pool Cover
Remove all water, leaves, and debris from your cover. To remove the water, you can use a submersible pool cover pump or sump pump.
Removing the debris can be tricky. Once the water is off the cover, you can use a broom to sweep off any large piles of debris. DO NOT use anything sharp or harsh on your cover.