Pool Openings

Spring 2017


Booking your opening


Pool Builders is happy to offer an exclusive pool opening service for all our clients. When choosing the moment to open your pool, it is important to factor in unnecessary hydro/gas costs for early spring openings, and also to consider excessive algae buildup for late spring openings. Your pool can be opened as soon as the ice inside the pool has completely melted. To book your opening, call our After-sale Service Department at 613-831-0069.

Days that we will be opening pools in your area:

Mondays: Stittsville

Tuesdays: Nepean/ Barrhaven/ Manotick

Wednesdays: Ottawa Center / Riverside South / Greely / Orléans

Thursdays: Kanata/ Richmond/ North Gower / Kemptville

Fridays: Kanata North/ Carp/ West Carleton / Carleton Place


Choosing your opening package 


Standard Opening ($243 tax included)

– Removal of all winterizing plugs and gizmos

– Reinstall pool fixtures

– Start up pool recirculation equipment

– Visual inspection to ensure that all components are functioning properly

– Calibrate automation system

– Add starter chemical kit (starter kit includes: 1 kg of shock, 1 l of sequestering agent and 1 l of 40% algae side)

 

Premium Opening ($339 tax included)

–  Removal of all winterizing plugs and gizmos

–  Reinstall pool fixtures

–  Start up pool recirculation equipment

–  Visual inspection to ensure that all components are functioning properly

–  Calibrate automation system

–  Add starter chemical kit (starter kit includes: 1 kg of shock, 1 l of sequestering agent and 1 l of 40% algae side)

– Removal of Safety Cover (Custom made, self draining, anchored to pool deck mesh cover)

– Place Safety Cover in storage

Additional Services

  • Additional starter kits for larger pools ($50 tax included)
  • Open Spill-Over Spas & Solar systems ($30 tax included)
  • 1 kg pack of Shock ($11 tax included)
  • Pool vacuuming  ($110/hour tax included)
  • Clean salt Cell ($72 tax included)

 Preparing for your opening


Pool Fittings:

Prior to your pool opening, please have all the pool fittings (return eyeballs, skimmer basket, pressure gauge, filter plug etc.) accessible for our technicians.   

Cartridges:

If you have a cartridge filter, make sure the cartridges are clean and ready to be put back in the filter. The best way to clean your cartridges is by rinsing them with a pressure washer.

Pool Covers:

Unless receiving the Premium Package, please ensure your pool is completely uncovered prior to your scheduled pool opening.

Water Level:

If your pool water level is over the top of the skimmer, simply leave it be as it does not affect the opening process. Once the pool is opened, you can use your main drains and pool pump to drain the additional water. To not waste your chemicals, our service technicians will leave the chemical kit for you to add once the water level is adjusted. The ideal water level is halfway up the skimmer mouth.

Payment:

You can pay for your opening by cheque (to the order of Pool Builders Ltd.), cash or by email money transfer.

If you will not be home:

  • Please ensure the pool and pool equipment is completely accessible for our technician.
  • Please ensure the basement breaker supplying electricity to the pool equipment is on.
  • If you have a wireless remote for your lights, please leave it out for our technician to test.
  • Please leave a cheque with the proper amount in a visible area for our technician.