March 17, 2022

Pool Preparation For An Amazing Property

Spring is just around the corner. With the melting of snow and warming of temperatures, it’s almost time to start thinking about pool preparation your summer facilities for guests. If you own or operate a commercial property and have an indoor or outdoor swimming pool, these swimming pool preparation tips are for you. Pools require a lot of attention to get back in shape for use in the summer. Here is a checklist to help get you started.

Man fixing water pipes for swimming pool preparation and for facility management

De-Winterize Pumps and Water Treatment Equipment

Since we encourage our clients to winterize pool equipment, it’s important to do the reverse. Remove any foam insulation or coverings from your pool pump. If you use a freeze protector water circulation device, turn it off. You may also need to run water through the lines of your pumps if you emptied them prior to winter.

Once you're ready to get your commercial pool pump up and running for the season, there are a few steps to follow to ensure it is properly de-winterized. First, disconnect any hoses or other equipment attached to the filter. Then, remove the drain plugs from the pump and skimmer basket. Make sure to have a bucket handy as water will come out during this process. Next, turn on the pump and allow it to run until no more air bubbles appear in the system.

Finally, for pool preparation, check all components of your pool's filtration system for signs of wear or damage. If necessary, replace them with new parts before getting started with the season's activities. With these simple steps completed, your commercial property's pool pump is now ready to provide a safe and enjoyable swimming experience for your guests.

Remember, it's important to check all pool equipment regularly throughout the year and before each swim season to ensure its safety and proper functioning. With just a few simple steps you can de-winterize your pool pump and ensure that you and your guests have a great time in the water this summer.

Consider a Conversion

One of the best ways to conserve water in a commercial pool is through proper pool preparation. Make sure the pH levels and chlorine concentrations are balanced regularly by using a reliable testing kit. Additionally, check for leaks or cracks in your pool liner and repair any issues quickly to prevent excessive water loss. Keep an eye out for pools with automatic fill systems as these can be large contributors to water wastage if not managed correctly.

Finally, consider investing in a pool cover which will help reduce evaporation from the sun's rays and keep your pool clean by keeping debris out for your pool preparation. By taking all of these steps, you can save thousands of gallons of water per year!


Pool preparation is essential for any commercial property. Properly preparing a pool ensures the health and safety of users, reduces the risk of damage to equipment, and improves overall aesthetics. Here are some tips on how to clean your pool for your commercial property:

1. Test the water chemistry - Have a professional test the pH levels, calcium hardness, total alkalinity, stabilizers, and sanitizers in your pool water. This will help you determine if any adjustments need to be made before proceeding with cleaning.

2. Vacuum the pool - Vacuuming removes dirt and debris from the bottom of the pool that has settled there over time. Take extra care when vacuuming around steps and ladders as these areas are more prone to collecting debris.

3. Skim the pool - Use a skimmer net to remove large debris from the surface of the pool, such as leaves and sticks. This will help improve water clarity and prevent these items from clogging up filters and other equipment.

4. Brush the walls and steps - Brushing removes algae buildup on the walls and steps of your pool that can't be removed with vacuuming or skimming alone. Make sure to use a brush specifically designed for pools so you don't scratch or damage surfaces while cleaning.

5. Clean the tiles - Cleaning tiles is important to ensure that your pool maintains its original beauty and shine. Use an appropriate cleaner designed for tile cleaning, and rinse the tiles thoroughly afterwards.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your pool is clean and safe for your commercial property.

Insurance Compliance

Before guests start returning to your swimming pools, consider your commercial liability for your pool preparation. Were any signs damaged during the winter that need to be replaced? If you have life-saving equipment at the pool like hooks or foam rings, make sure that they were not damaged during the winter and replace them if needed.

Maintaining compliance with your pool insurance is an important part of keeping your pool and its users safe. Here are some tips to help you stay compliant:

• Make sure you have the right kind of coverage for your pool—including liability, property damage, vandalism, theft, and more—based on the size and type of pool you own.

• Ensure that all relevant parties are informed about any changes in ownership or use of your pool. This includes informing your insurance company if someone new has access to or uses the pool.

• Make sure all safety protocols are followed when using the pool, including fencing off deep areas and providing adequate supervision when children are present.

• Maintain regular maintenance schedules for your pool, including pool cleaning and pool preparation to prevent any damage or contamination.

• Implement a clear set of rules for everyone who uses the pool, which should be regularly reviewed and updated as needed.

By following these tips, you can help keep your pool insurance compliant and protect the safety of everyone who uses it.

Here's some more information on insurance compliance.

We hope these tips are helpful as you get your swimming pools ready for summer fun with spring just around the corner. Contact Rubicon if we can help in any way. Remember, Rubicon is a licensed contractor serving the Intermountain West and beyond with a variety of facility management, construction, and trade services.