Swimming Pool Opening Service


The service is completed as follows:

Day 1

  • Drain water off winter cover and remove debris – Pool cover debris will be bagged and placed at the side of the house for disposal by the home owner
  • Remove, clean, fold and store pool cover and water bags etc.
  • Reinstallation of diving board, ladder, lights and return fittings etc.
  • Reconnect pump, filter, heater, chemical feeder or salt system
  • Hose off deck
  • Add shock treatment
  • Turn on hose to raise the water level

Day 2

  • Start up filter system, check and fix any minor plumbing leaks NOTE Pump start up will be done Day 1 if possible
  • Vacuum pool, brush walls and steps
  • Skim water surface
  • Assemble automatic pool cleaner if applicable (will not be placed in pool)
  • Add second shock treatment if necessary due to water clarity and/or colour

Please Note

  • It is recommended to open your pool at least two weeks prior to desired use.
  • Pool water requires a minimum of 48 hours circulation before testing, analysis and treatment to balance.
  • It is not recommended to install solar cover on pool until water has been tested and balanced.
  • The pool opening service is a two day process, services started on Saturday will be completed on Monday (some exceptions may apply). Unexpected issues encountered during service may delay pool opening completion. Starling Pools & Spa service technicians do not start pool heaters as part of the pool opening service. A Heater Clean & Start service may be booked at an additional cost to be performed by a licensed gas technician