Ready for spring, and looking forward to a fun season of enjoying your pool? Sit back, relax and let our experienced service team make your pool opening a breeze. We’re happy to save you the time and work, while you can rest assured that your pool opening is done thoroughly and perfectly.

We recommend opening your pool early (after the ice has melted off it).  The best time to open is late April or early May!  You can learn about the benefits of an early opening on our blog: https://www.rrpools.ca/blog/why-open-your-pool-early/

For those of you with a variable speed pump we highly recommend that you set the pump to high until the pool is clear and then turn it back down until the weather is warm enough to swim.

What is included in our opening service:

    • Regular Swimming Pool Service
      • Partial pump, clean and remove and store winter cover.*
      • Clean, roll up and store water bags if needed.
      • Reinstall ladders, steps and diving board.
      • Reassemble circulation and filtration equipment.
      • Place solar blanket and roller.
      • Reinstall lights.
      • Start system if water is high enough.**
      • Add opening kit if system can be started.**
      • Scoop debris, brush down or vacuum (10 minutes.)
      • O-Ring lubrication
      • Take water sample for in-store analysis, although we highly recommend customer bring in own sample once pool is filled and started, for proper accuracy.
      • Opening kit included in price.
    • The Works Swimming Pool Service
      • Includes all of the above plus one half hour of additional cleaning a 4-7 days after the opening, to remove any dirt that may have settled after filling.
    • The Works Plus Swimming Pool Service
      • Includes all of the above plus water balancing.  [Balancing chemicals are not included.  We are unable to balance using chemicals other than the Bioguard brand.]  lease note balancing means we will adjust the pool’s water chemistry to the proper levels of pH, Total Alkalinity and Calcium Hardness, it does NOT include dealing with any water clarity issues.

*Full pump off of winter cover is an extra charge. Please notify your service booking team in advance of scheduled opening date.

** Typically an aboveground pool cannot be started, nor the opening kit added until the pool has been filled to an optimum water level . At that time, the customer will simply start the pool and add the opening kit.

Other Notes:

Any problems found at the opening  (beyond a quick fix) will require a separate service call, which will be booked as soon as possible. This includes leaks, autocovers and anything else not directly included in the opening list or of which the techs do not have the supplies on board.

Additional charges may be incurred with pools containing the following:

  • Excess leaves and debris
  • Leaf nets
  • A second cover
  • Swim Jets
  • Vinyl (Rubber Cover)
  • Water features
  • Additional filtration systems

Return visits for leaks are not included with the opening services and are billed at an additional service charge rate. Any services not listed in the above opening lists are also billed at an additional service charge rate and may not be able to be performed at the time of the pool opening.

Priority appointments are an additional $50

At present our warehouse is stocked, however, we do not know what will happen with our supply chain due to ongoing transportation issues. We are recommending that all customers consider purchasing the season start-up chemicals (both maintenance and balancing chemicals) as well as test strips prior to the start of the season.  Please see our guide for purchasing recommendations.

Unfortunately due to current demand we are only accepting current opening customers (customers who also have had their pools previously opened by us last season). We apologize for the inconvenience

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