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6515 Mahoning Ave NW, Warren, OH 44481
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How To Open Your Own Swimming Pool

Avoid a summer filled with headaches by opening your pool the right way. With a well-ordered system, you can prevent future problems and lay the groundwork for a pool care plan that's simple to maintain. We've outlined a few important steps to help ensure a smooth, carefree opening for your pool. Of course, we are always ready to assist with information tailored to your specific pool care needs.

Remove the Pool Cover
If you use a solid cover, drain off the water- but not into the pool. Sweep the cover and clean it with BioGuard Stow Away® to prevent sticking and unpleasant odors. Store it in a dry place that's free of debris and protected from the sun and weather.

Fill the Pool
Your pool must be filled to the middle of the skimmer opening to circulate properly.

Check your Pump, Skimmer Basket, and Filter
Make sure all equipment is clean and in working order. Start the circulation system and remove debris from the pool. If the filter (sand, D.e. or cartridge) is dirty or wasn't cleaned before your pool was closed, remove grease and oil with BioGuard Strip-Kwik®. For scale build-up (white or gray flaky mineral deposits), use BioGuard Kleen It®.

Bring in a Water Sample for Testing
Circulate the water 24 to 48 hours before taking a water sample. Using a clean plastic container, scoop about a quart of water at elbow-depth from the pool away from skimmers and returns. Seal the container and bring it in to Caldwell Pools for testing and analysis. You'll get personalized instructions for starting up your pool.

Test Sanitizer and pH Levels
Use one of the BioGuard Test Kits or Test Strips to regularly check the sanitizer residual and pH levels. To maintain proper balance, you should be in the following ranges:

  • Free chlorine residual 1 to 4 ppm for chlorinated pools
  • Total bromine residual 1 to 3 ppm for brominated pools
  • Sanitizer residual ("B") 30 to 50 ppm for SoftSwim® pools
  • pH 7.4 is ideal pH. (7.4-7.6 is acceptable)
  • Total alkalinity 125 to 150 ppm (80-150 ppm for Mineral Springs)
Calcium hardness:
  • Plaster & SoftSwim® pools 200 to 275 ppm
  • All other types 175 to 225 ppm

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Store Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm
Sunday Closed

Tanning & Water Testing
Monday - Friday 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9am - 2:30pm
Sunday Closed

Financing
Caldwell Pools now has two forms of financing available:

1) In-House financing, with no service charge or interest. When your pool is paid off we will install it. Perfect for laying a pool away for the next season!

2) 3, 6, & 12 Months Same as Cash

We now have 3, 6, & 12 months same as cash financing on above ground swimming pools and heaters.

Swimming Pool Safety
Swimming Pool Safety: Right From The Start
Pool Chemical Safety Tips

Maintaining Your Pool
Why Pool Water Turns Blonde Hair Green
Proper Water Balance: pH and Total Alkalinity
Sand Filter Basics
The Low-Down on Phosphates
Intex Pools: From Chemicals to Better Filtration
Solar Cover Care & Maintenance

Seasonal Maintenance
How To Open Your Own Swimming Pool
How To Close Your Own Swimming Pool
How To Maintain Your Sand Filter



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MARCH TANNING SPECIAL

2017 Prom Tanning Specials

Caldwell Pools now has indoor tanning!

No matter the temperature outside, it's always good weather to tan at Caldwell Pools!

We have 4 different tanning bed models: Basic Level 2 beds with bronzing bulbs, Hot Level 2 beds with face tanners, two 10 minute Stand-Up beds, and for the more experienced tanner - one with a good base tan - we have the Level 3 Solarwind 5000 - aka the "Monster Bed".

Whether you're a beginner or experienced year-round tanner, we have a bed suited to your needs... Come in and tan with us today!

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