For some weeks now, spring has been replacing winter in France. And higher temperatures mean… the start of the swimming season! But before you take the plunge, there’s one important step you can take to enjoy your pool with complete peace of mind: proceed with the restarting your shell pool after wintering.

Skimmer and liner cleaning, as well as filtration and water treatment are maintenance
to ensure healthy, clean water for your next swim.

To avoid unforeseen events or mistakes, Aboral takes a closer look at the things you should avoid when recommissioning of your pond. Here we go!


1. First mistake: the pool was restarted too late

You’re probably wondering when to stop winterizing your pool ?

The answer is simple: to enjoy clean pool water as soon as the frost and winter come out, don’t wait until it’s too hot to do the restarting your pool ! As the water in your pool warms up, algae and bacteria invade, rendering your pool an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. cloudy, green water. To avoid any disappointment, you should therefore respect the recommended temperature threshold, i.e. between 12°C and 15°C. Not beyond!

In addition to reducing the risk of algae and bacteria proliferation, removing the winter cover and put your pool back into service at the right time will save you time and energy. And yes, by taking matters into your own hands quickly, you won’t need to consume a lot of sanitizing products and equipment to get your water clean again – whatever the wintering method (active or passive wintering)

Finally, be careful not to be caught out by sudden rises in temperature. According to
dimensions of your pool
It’s not unusual to gain up to 3°C in a single day!


2. Neglecting pool maintenance

Like any spring cleaning, restarting a putting a swimming pool back into service takes time and care to avoid potential errors. So if you’re hoping to apply the “vite-fait bien-fait” method, don’t count on it! Whether you’ve opted for passive or active winterization, you need to constantly check the condition of your pond.

After removing the cover or tarpaulin cover or tarpaulinYou’ll need to clean the water and pool structure thoroughly. Walls, pond floor, water line, skimmers, liner, valves, discharge nozzles… everything has to go!

Although tedious, this maintenance will enable you to enjoy your bathing to the full throughout the summer season.

Once you’ve cleaned the pool with your vacuum cleaner, you can install a tarpaulin or other pool cover. pool cover is essential to prevent leaves, pollen and other impurities from falling into the pool.


3. Do not perform water analysis

Before starting up the filtration system, it is important to adjust the level pH. To do this, buy test strips: the pH should be between 7.2 and 7.6. If it’s below 7.2, use a pH enhancer (to make your water more alkaline). If it’s above 7.6, use a pH reducer (which will make your water more acidic).

Keep in mind, however, that pH corrector should only be introduced into the pond when the valve is in the filtration position. What’s more, if your pool is treated with chlorine, you’ll need to check the stabilizer: it should be no more than 30 mg/L. Alkalinity (TAC) and limescale should also be checked.

You did not perform a shock treatment before winterizing your pool? Do it before the water turns cloudy or green: with chlorine, bromine or liquid active oxygen, depending on your usual pond treatment.


4. Drain your pool completely in the event of cloudy water

Contrary to popular belief, the emptying is not the only solution for pools that have gone bad! In addition to the risk of cracking the structure of your pool, this technique can be extremely costly.

Do you use a chlorine treatment? If the water in your pool has become cloudy or green during wintering, Aboral recommends that you perform a chlorine shock treatment. To do this, pour it directly into your pond water, then clean the sides and water line with a brush to loosen dust and impurities. Leave the treatment to take effect for 24 hours, making sure to run the filtration system continuously.

Want to find out more? Discover all our tips for
make up for green pool water


5. Forget the equipment room

When restarting your pool, you will need to pay particular attention to your equipment room.

Have you opted for active wintering? Good news: all you have to do is readjust the filtration time.

For pool owners who choose passive winterizationThe first step is to recondition the pump and filters. If the pump needs to be released, use a screwdriver to turn it until it disengages.

You will then need to open all the valves and manipulate the pump’s electronic box before programming a new filtration time.

When restarting the filtration system, Aboral recommends checking the filter pressure gauge. If the pressure is too low, the pump may be seized, in which case you’ll need to try again to unseat it using a screwdriver. The pump may also be clogged and require cleaning.

Conversely, if the pressure is too high, there’s a good chance that the valves won’t open. The problem may also be in the filter: clean it and everything should be back to normal!


To find out more about getting your pool up and running again, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of experts. They’ll be happy to advise you!

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