Would like to open the pool myself this year as it's too costly to pay for an opening. I find that all they have to do is remove the cover, clean it, pack it and then open teh pool (skimmer, jets, heater, pump, etc).
I am comfortable doing it all as this is the third year we have the pool. PB has been doing it for the last couple of years.
What I need help with is, what is the best way to remove the cover and not get too much dirt into the pool.
I have already pumped out all the winter water from the winter. I used the pool brush to sweep all the leaves that were there to one corner and listed them out.
Now we have water from the rain here in Toronto and I will keep pumping it out.
As for the cover, once I unclip it, should I get it all out on the pool deck and then clean it? Or take it out a few feet at a time like the PB did? When those few feet are on the deck, clean and brush cover, roll / fold and then continue?
Also - what should I use to clean vinyl steps when open?
Would appreciate any tips / help.
Here is a pic of what it looks like now.