Opening Your Pool

Our price for opening a pool in no way includes having your pool ready to swim by the time we leave your house. Having the pool ready for summer will depend on your pool closing process, how the pool and cover were cared for over the winter months, and the opening date. Typically, the later the opening date, the harder the pool will be to clean up due to increasing water temperatures.

What is included in opening above ground pools:

  • Remove cover, fold cover. fold up air pillow, roll up cable, and put everything together.
  • Hook up systems hose and/or piping in order to start system. New hoses and piping repairs are not included in the opening price.
  • Remove plug(s) from return(s) and gizzmo(s) from skimmer(s).
  • Reinstall plugs and caps on filter system, reinstall ladders, steps, lights, salt systems if they are beside the pool when we arrive.
  • Starting up the filter system if the pool is at the proper level and if the equipment is in working order. Filling the pool and repairing any problems will be at extra charge.
  • Add Smith Pool chemicals as needed. Chemical costs are not included in the pool opening price and will be added to your final invoice. We do not add chemicals that are not purchased from Smith Pool.

What is included in opening in ground pools:

  • Remove cover, fold cover. fold up water tubes, screw in deck anchors.
  • Hook up piping in order to start system. Piping repairs are not included in the opening price.
  • Reinstall plugs and caps on filter system, reinstall ladders, handrails, salt systems, etc.
  • Start up the filter system if the pool is at the proper level and if the equipment is in working order. Filling the pool and repairing any problems will be at extra charge.
  • Add Smith Pool chemicals as needed. Chemical costs are not included in the pool opening price and will be added to your final invoice. We do not add chemicals that are not purchased from Smith Pool.

Customer Responsibilities before we arrive to open the pool:

  • Drain the water from the cover and clean the leaves off of the cover. We charge $99 per hour to drain the water off of the cover.
  • Fill the pool to the normal operating level.
  • Place your deck accessories (ladders, handrails) by the pool that you want us to install for you.
  • Place drain plugs, skimmer baskets, drain caps, pool cleaners, etc beside the pool.