7 pool opening mistakes you can learn from

Pool opening. It's that first, all-important maintenance task of the swimming season. What makes it challenging is the smaller steps that need to be completed in a particular order. (If you want to learn to do it right from start to finish, check out our pool opening instructions.) This article lets you in on seven common pool opening mistakes so you can get in the swim hassle-free.

Grass clippings, hedge trimmings, leaves, twigs, dirt—these are the typical fruits of hard garden labour, and they’re particularly prevalent as you sweep, dig, blow, trim and rake winter away. Do the heavy lifting of your spring yard work before you open your pool—and before you clean off your pool cover—to avoid cleaning up twice.

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