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Dive In on National Pool Opening Day!

National Pool Opening Day is almost here! As the last Saturday in April approaches, marking the start of pool season, the ability to escape to our backyard has never been more important. Leslie's wants to make sure you're able to get the most out of family time, moments of relaxation, and a little well-deserved fun in the sun.

Highlights of National Pool Opening Day include:

Leslie's Fun in the Sun

Enjoying the sun and warmer temperatures with your family in the comfort of your own backyard.

Leslie's Pool Care Checklist

Following your Leslie's Pool Care Checklist to ensure a safe and healthy pool experience.

Leslie's Pool Floats

Relaxing on a collection of fun, colorful, and comfortable pool floats.

Leslie's Pool Basketball and Volleyball

Playing pool sports and other games with family and close friends.

Leslie's Stores

Getting all of your pool equipment, products, toys, games, and accessories at your local Leslie's store.

Why National Pool Opening Day?

Every year sees more and more pool owners scrambling to open their pool before Memorial Day weekend. National Pool Opening Day allows people to take their time and open their pool the right way, avoiding the rush and the costly mistakes that can come with it. By participating in National Pool Opening Day, pool owners properly prepare themselves for Memorial Day, the Fourth of the July, and all those weeks of summer fun ahead.

Getting Off to a Great Start!

Pool opening in the spring is an exciting prospect, and taking care of it in April gives you a jump start. We've covered the steps to for opening your pool, so reference those to make sure you don't miss anything.

Another handy tool we've put together for you is our Leslie's Pool Care Checklist. You can print it out and check it whenever you need to make sure you're doing what is necessary to keep your pool clean, clear, healthy, and swim-ready. We also highly recommend one of Leslie's Pool Opening Kits, which contains every chemical you'll need to balance and clean your pool after the long winter.

DIY TIP: For best practices to care for your pool or test your water at home, check out our Pool Care Care 101 blog post and our Pool Water Testing 101 blog post.

Where the Fun Begins

Every pool owner knows that opening your pool is only the beginning. After that all-important opening, it's time to trick out your pool with all the toys, floats, and accessories you need to have a great time.

Bright and colorful inflatable floats bring every pool to life, and can be used to splash through the water with children or to relax while floating peacefully under the sun. Another way to take your pool time to the next level is with some poolside basketball hoops; you won't need years of training to dunk on these rims!

The fun doesn't stop when you get out of the pool, either. Keep snacks and drinks easily accessible poolside with a large cooler full of ice and treats. You can even set up one gallon jugs nearby to have water, punch, lemonade, or a few other beverages on tap!

We put together a collection of some of our favorites. Check it out!

SAFETY FIRST: You know what else is fun? Being safe. Be sure to read our blog post on Swimming Pool Safety Tips.

Joining the Festivities

With more than nine-hundred Leslie's stores around the country, it's easy to find everything you need to prepare for and celebrate National Pool Opening Day. Whether you need equipment, chemicals, floats, or even a new vacuum, you'll have no problem getting your pool season off to a great start.

If you need expert advice on any aspect of opening your pool for the season, or if you'd like to have one of our Leslie's Certified Service Technicians take care of it for you, stop by your local Leslie's store or contact us online to set up an appointment.

Leslie's is proud to help you prepare and get the most out of your pool experience. Here's to a happy National Pool Opening Day!

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