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If you've taken steps to ensure proper winter pool maintenance, opening your pool in the warm months should take minimal effort. Actually, the proper reopening of your pool begins when you shut it down for the winter. It begins with simply keeping an eye on your pool over the cold months and watching for problems with high water levels or sinking covers. Be sure to keep an eye out for large or heavy items that may fall into your pool. If you notice large debris, remove it right away.
Remove your pool cover carefully to minimize the amount of dirty water and debris that makes its way into your pool. However, it is expected that some dirty water will get in. Sweep the pool cover off and dry it before storage to prevent mildew. You'll need it in good shape for next winter's pool maintenance.