Summer is Coming – Have You Ironed Out Your Pool Needs Yet?

Summer is Coming - Have You Ironed Out Your Pool Needs Yet?
Mar 14 18

Finally, summer is on the way! And we all know what that means – it’s time to get ready to open the pool once again so you can enjoy hours of fun swimming and lounging when the heat kicks in. That also means you need to get all your pool essentials sorted so you’ll ready to open as soon as the first heat wave begins. Not sure where to start? Here’s a quick list of all your pool needs you can start planning for today!

Pool Equipment

Now is the best time to check your pool equipment that has been stored up for the winter. Look over your filter, pump, heater, vacuum, ladders, and skimmer. Does anything look like it needs to be replaced? If that’s a yes, now is the best time to go to your local pool company and start sorting everything you out.


You’ll also need to check your pool chemicals to make sure you have everything on hand and ready to go. At the very least you should have chlorine to shock your pool, a pH test kit to ensure the pH levels are between 7.2 and 7.6, a high concentration algaecide to kill existing algae, and a product to adjust your total alkalinity, as well as your calcium hardness. For your benefit, most pool suppliers will offer a start-up chemical kit you can use at the beginning of the season.


For relaxing and playing, every pool needs some fun toys. Some of the most popular pool toys include loungers, pool noodles, floating basketball kits, pool tubes, and inflatable coolers. Any of these will transform your pool into the perfect place to lounge and have a good time.

Deck Equipment

With summer coming, you may want to start thinking about out what new items you would like to add to your pool this year. Perhaps you’d like to install a new diving board for the kids or a sun ledge so you can enjoy reading a book while they play in the pool. Maybe you’ve finally budgeted for that waterfall or jet bubblers. Whatever you decide, there are lots of amazing pool features available that can transform your pool into a luxurious oasis.


Pool safety should always come first. Before you open your pool, ensure that you have all the proper lighting in place and that it’s working optimally.

When you’re ready to start planning to get all your pool needs ironed out this spring, contact us at Rideau Pools. We have everything you need to get your pool prepped and ready for the best summer yet!

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