Getting your pool summer ready

Summer time is coming fast here in the Pine Belt, and that means enjoying a relaxing day in the pool.

But what are some of the things you can do to get it ready? To find out, we talked to Kris Adcock, owner of Adcock Pools and Spas.

"Chemical water balance is really important," Adcock said. "A lot of people don't realize that it affects everything. The bather usage is no longer comfortable. It also protects the finish on the pool and the equipment."

It's also important to keep your pool chemicals balanced for your health.

"If your pool is not correctly balanced, there is eye irritation, ear infections, just all kinds of things that can happen," Adcock said. "And we want the water to be good. Good stuff for those parties."

But what if you don't have a way to test the water in your pool? Don't worry, they can do it for you.

"Just simply come by and pick up a pool care guide," Taylor said. "Drop off a water sample and we will give you a print out. The print out will cover everything. It's your prescription for the water."

They can even help you if your pool has turned green over the winter.

"Absolutely, you know and that's kind of what happens," Taylor said. "Sometimes we have to put the pool on hold in the winter and that's not a problem. Just start dipping that debris and everything out of it and grab a healthy sample 18 inches down after the pump has been running for 24 hours and we can get you going."

And now that your water is ready to go, don't forget pool safety.

"It is really important to that you, if you have a lot of children coming over, to keep that rope in the pool, that you have a float close by and there is adult supervision at all times," he added.

So now that you know how to get your pool ready, you be able to enjoy it all summer long and enjoy that family fun.