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Pool Opening Service

Inground & Above Ground Swimming  Pool Dewinterizing / Opening Services  (978) 710-8667

Please call us early to schedule a pool opening service. We provide partial and full dewinterizing services. This page exist to answer questions about what we do, to offer advice, and explain how much it cost for service.

We are most often called on for seasonal opening services, but also, to start up and clean pools that have been closed for two or more years. What ever the case, we come prepared to handle the job, and make common necessary repairs.

Starting up your pool for the season can be as simple as: removing the cover, removing winter plugs, installing pump and filter plugs, and super chlorinating your pool . Many pools with mesh safety covers get so dirty, special vacuuming and cleaning are required to get the water to clear up quickly. Cleaning and vacuuming are NOT usually included, and need to be scheduled separately, or added on when scheduling service

We service residential and commercial pools with Chlorine generators, UV sanitation systems, Automatic pool covers, Filtration systems of all varieties, Spa’s, and Control systems. What ever the situation, our pool service techs can handle the job.

Inground Pool Opening Service Costs

We charge $225.oo to open most inground swimming pools. When we start getting above 24,000 gallons, we have to charge a little more for opening chemicals.

What’s Included

We remove mesh or solid safety cover, we fold and bag it, and put it where you want to store it. We super shock your pool. We de-winterize the filter and the pump, and assemble as necessary. We de-winterize the pool plumbing, removing plugs and installing water directionals. We install the skimmer basket(s), ladder(s), and handrail(s). We also brush the walls when appropriate.

What’s Not Included

  • Removing tarp style pool covers with water bags (included if all water is pumped off)
  • Vacuuming (see descripition below)
  • Inground floor systems (extra $50)
  • Jacuzzi’s / inground spas (extra $50)
  • Waterfalls (extra $50)
  • Clearing water and debris off pool cover (extra $50)
  • While we will install salt cells – we do not balance water salinity
  • Balancing chemicals – We “super shock” the pool – But rough balancing is extra on a case by case basis

Extra Service Fees Description

Vacuuming: If you have a mesh safety cover, this service is recommended, and we charge $150.00 to vacuum straight to waste with our equipment. This service pumps dirt and algae directly out of your pool, which keeps the filtration equipment from getting overwhelmed and inefficient. It really helps the pool to clear quickly.

Vacuuming Service Expectations

When the bottom cant be seen because of algae, as the pool begins to clear, you may see small areas we missed with the vacuum head, and brushes. We do a great job for working in the blind, and the initial service keeps the filter from becoming overwhelmed, thus allowing the pool to clear.

Suspended algae in the water will die and fall out, leaving piles of dead algae (looks like dust) on the pool bottom. These things cannot be avoided when your pool is loaded with algae, and the bottom can’t be seen. We offer a follow up vacuum and cleaning service for $75.00 to come back and polish up the pool once the bottom can be seen.

Inground Service Conclusion

It cost $225.000 to open most pools, and $375.00 for pools that need a vacuum too (most mesh covers). These prices include chemicals. We do a really thorough job, and alert you to any concerns we notice while we are there. People love that we tell them about their issues, instead leaving them to discover problems, and potential problems for themselves.

When we open your pool with a vacuum service, the pool is usually ready to swim in 2-4 days later. All this is providing the pool was closed properly, debris from the pool cover was not dumped into the pool, and the filter is in good working order.

Above Ground Pool Opening Cost

It cost $225.00 to open most above ground pools. Most above ground pools have solid covers, so the water underneath the cover is clean. (partial Opening $175.00)

What’s Included

We will pump off a little water and remove some leaves to remove the cover. The cover is then removed and folded for you. We de-winterize your filter and pump and hook them up. We install the skimmer basket and the return bulls-eye. We super shock the pool.

What’s Not Included

We expect a little water and some leaves on your cover, but we charge extra if we have to take twenty minutes to a half hour or more, to pump off your cover, and pull the leaves off. We do not vacuum the pool for the $225.00. We also do not install ladders for insurance reasons.

Extra Service Fees

If your pool needs extra services we charge $75.00 per half hour. Also we have a half hour minimum. If we have to come back to vacuum the pool, we would charge a $75.00 service visit, and then $75.00 for the vacuum. Most aboveground pools can be vacuumed in 30 minutes.

Above Ground Service Conclusion

Most above ground pools are opened and running with the necessary chemicals for $225.00. Unless your cover fell in during the winter, or you closed a dirty pool, most above ground pools can be used in 2-3 days after opening.

Partial Pool Openings

Partial opening services have been getting pretty popular over the last few years. If you would like to save $50.00 off the cost of your opening, you just need to remove the cover yourself.

Opening and Cleaning Pools That Have Been Closed For Over Two Years Or More

It tough to put a price on these services, as they usually require multiple visits and many man hours to get clean. We can access your situation and give you a free estimate based on your situation. But I would figure on a $500.00 minimum.

This page represents  usual costs of our opening services and associated costs. It is not 100% accurate, as we frequently run into missing or broken o-rings, or cracked pump baskets and skimmers. Repairing these things, and dealing with really big pools will cost a bit more. Nobody likes costly surprises, even if they are relatively cheap. We do our best to communicate with every homeowner, and to treat people the way we would like to be treated. Thanks-

Service Area:

Andover, MA | Arlington, MA | Ballardvale MA | Bedford, MA | Billerica, MA | Boxford, MA | Burlington MA, | Carlisle, MA | Chelmsford MA | Dracut, MA | Everett MA | Lawrence, MA | Lexington, MA | Lincoln, MA | Lowell, MA | Lynfield, MA | Medford, MA | Melrose, MA | Methuen, MA | Middleton, MA | North Andover, MA | North Reading, MA | Reading, MA | Somerville, MA | Tewksbury, MA | Wilmington, MA | Winchester, MA | Woburn, MA | N. Andover, MA | N. Chelmsford, MA | N. Reading, MA