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Leslie's Pool Opening Services

As a pool owner, spring is the most exciting time of the year. Longer days and warmer temperatures mark the beginning of summer! It's a season full of backyard activities and fun days spent in the swimming pool. But before you can start swimming, it’s important to make sure the pool is properly cleaned, balanced, and sanitized. There’s a lot that goes into opening a pool, but Leslie’s makes it easier for you with our Pool Opening Services.

You might be wanting to learn how to open a pool yourself. On the other hand, maybe you're just needing a professional to open your pool for you. Either way, you’ll get the help you’re looking for with Leslie’s Pool Opening Services. We offer two levels of services to cater to you and your pool’s unique needs: Basic or Complete Pool Opening. Which level of service do you need? Here’s a quick breakdown of all that’s included with Leslie’s Pool Opening Services:

Service Comparison

Service Description Basic Pool Opening Complete Pool Opening
Remove Winterizing Plugs and Other Winterizing Items
Reassemble Pump and Filter, Including Plugs and O-Rings
Reinstall Ladders and Handrails
Start Pool Equipment
Light and Test Fire Heater
Remove Pool Cover
Fold and Store Pool Cover and Cover Accessories (Water Bags, Springs, Straps, Stakes, Screw Down Anchors, etc.)

Finish Opening the Pool

Although chemicals are not included with Leslie’s Pool Opening Services, we can still take the guesswork out of getting your pool properly balanced and sanitized. After our trained service technician opens your pool, bring a water sample to your local Leslie’s store for a complete AccuBlue water test analysis. This free test looks at 10 different aspects of water chemistry, and provides you with a customized water treatment plan to get your pool water properly balanced again.

While you’re in the store, pick up a Pool Opening Kit to get a jump start on water care. All kits come with Chlor Brite pool shock, Algae Control, Ultra Bright Advanced clarifier, and a bottle of Stain & Scale Prevent. The Deluxe and Premium Kits also include a bottle of Perfect Weekly Start-Up, a phosphate remover and enzyme product that quickly breaks down oils and organic contaminants that build up in the pool over the winter months. Once our service technicians get your pool equipment up and running again, it's the perfect way to finish opening your pool and get the water clean, clear, and ready for swimming.


If you’re ready to open your pool, give us a call at 1-800-LESLIES to schedule an appointment. You can also schedule your Pool Opening Service appointment at your local Leslie’s store, or fill out a contact form on our Pool Opening Services page. All of our service technicians are highly trained and certified Leslie’s employees, not a third party contractor, who can answer any questions you might have about the pool opening process.