Pool Opening

When warmer weather is upon us, thoughts of fun with family and friends in the backyard come to mind. Much of that fun involves your pool.

But before you dive in, you need to properly open your pool. Opening a pool is more than just filling it with water. There are a lot of steps to take that will prepare your pool for use and keep it running at peak efficiency.

Call the pool experts at Lakeshore Pools & Hot Tubs to open your pool this spring.

We make sure everything is in top working order so you can spend less time worrying about your pool and more time enjoying it. Our pool experts will remove, rinse, and store your winter cover, attach your pool accessories, clean your waterline, start your equipment, and much more.

Select from two pool opening service packages that will fit your needs and budget!

Standard Pool Opening Package

Traditional Opening to get your pool operational**
(Maximum time allocated 2 hours x 2 person crew) ****

Our Standard Pool Opening Service Package includes:

  • pumping water off winter cover
  • removing and rinse the winter cover (cleaning not included)
  • folding and storing winter cover onsite
  • bagging winter cover debris and placing curbside
  • attaching pool ladders, pool lights, and pool fittings *
  • inspecting pool accessories and pool equipment (excluding diving board)
  • cleaning pool waterline of winter debris
  • starting up pool system (excluding heater**)
  • applying start up pool chemical package (MSRP $45 – shock and algaecide)

Click here for Standard Pool Opening details and pricing ***

Deluxe Pool Opening Service Package

Hands-off Opening to get your pool swim ready **
(Maximum time allocated 2 hours x 3 person crew) ****

Our Deluxe Pool Opening Package includes:

  • pumping water off winter cover
  • removing and thoroughly cleaning the winter cover with BioGuard® Stow Away (MSRP $21.99)
  • folding and storing the winter cover onsite
  • bagging winter cover debris and placing curbside
  • attaching pool ladders, pool lights, and pool fittings *
  • inspecting pool accessories and pool equipment (excluding diving board)
  • cleaning pool waterline of winter debris
  • starting up pool system (excluding heater**)
  • applying deluxe start-up pool chemical package: Start Up Shock, Start Up Algaecide, Stain & Scale (MSRP $65)
  • complete 1 hour vacuum using our industrial-grade equipment
  • blowing pool deck and surrounding area clear of debris before leaving
  • additional pool water testing and pool chemical balancing (chemicals sold separately) on return visit after approximately 1 week

Click here for Deluxe Pool Opening details and pricing ***

For our salt pool customers:

Please make sure you leave your salt cell out for the pool technician to reinstall at the time of opening.

Please be aware the salt generator will not start generating until the pool reaches at temperature of at least 70F°/21°C and salt has been adjusted to the correct level. To provide initial chlorine for the pool before the salt generator starts, we include a complimentary application of chlorine pucks in the skimmer basket at no extra charge.

NOTE: Pool Openings do NOT include any repairs to the pool or equipment. Please contact us to book a separate service call for any services not listed in any of our pool opening packages.

*Per guidelines from the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada and Industry Standards for Improved Safety, we legally cannot attach or remove diving boards from the pool due to safety issues.

** Our pool technicians are not licensed gas fitters, therefore they are not legally allowed to turn on the gas to your heater or start the heater. Pool heaters should have an annual inspection from a TSSA licensed gas fitter. Please contact us if you would like us to refer you to one.

****Extra time is charged at $150/hour at the beginning of each additional hour 

***Prices quoted are for work within our primary zone. Please check the zone map and call us for pricing if you are in the secondary zone.

Pool Opening Services in Port Credit and Mississauga

Since 2004, pool owners in Mississauga, Oakville, and the Western Greater Toronto Area have relied on the professionals at Lakeshore Pools & Hot Tubs to efficiently open and close their pools. Call us today at (905)-891-8818 to make pool opening easy.