Pool Opening Service

Expert Pool Opening Service

As the warmer weather approaches, you start to dream about swimming! It’s time to open that swimming pool with peace of mind. D&R Pool Services takes careful consideration into every pool opening, pays attention to details, and inspects the pool thoroughly.

Things to know

Multiple Visits

A pool opening typically takes multiple visits to your property; especially if the water upon opening is not in great condition. Normally pools that open clear take up to 4 visits including 2 cleanings; for speed and efficiency.

Schedule Ahead

It is recommended to open your pool 2 or more weeks prior to your ready-to-swim date, in case any unforeseen issues occur. So, if that party is coming up soon – we have time to make sure it is working mechanically sound, and get it 100% clear and balanced for you and your guests.

Water Clarity

If the swimming pool is opened too late in the season – or it hasn’t been opened in a long time, there is a chance the chemicals are depleted and it can grow algae fast and turn into a swamp. This results in a required pool clean-up which will be an additional cost.

Pool Clean Up Service

Water & Electric

We will need outdoor water spigots turned on in order to open your swimming pool. We also need ready access to an outdoor power outlet, and power to your pool equipment must be turned on.

Locked Access

For storage and ease of access if you will not be home, please provide us with any access keys, codes, or instructions for your specified storage areas. We will need this to store your cover, and retrieve any accessories. We will always leave your property in the condition we found it, and secure any entryways.


Never attempt to drain and refill a pool yourself. Extensive damage, collapsing, or popping out of the ground can occur, especially in high water table areas.

The Pool Opening Service Process

How do we open your pool?
Cover Removal

We remove the pool cover, neatly fold it, put it in a mesh bag, and then leave it out to dry. Once the cover dries, we will store it where you specify.

Equipment Connection

Hook up and inspect pumps, pipes, heater, and any accessory equipment used to run your pool. If your heater tray was removed, there will be an additional charge to install it. All ice expanders and winter plugs get removed, and stored with your cover. We test your equipment to make sure it is mechanically sound. If a repair is necessary, we will contact you and create a work order.

Thorough Inspection

Top off swimming pool with appropriate amount of water. Prime suction on all pumps to get the water circulating. We check for any visible leaks within plumbing and inspect the swimming pool’s operation and cosmetic appearance.

Balance Chemicals

We add an initial dose of chemicals and must balance them over the course of a week or two during your opening. 7 parameters of chemicals are tested and added to APSP and ANSI standards.

Deep Cleaning

Remove all leaves and debris, power vacuum, and brush to sanitary perfection. Inspect walls and floor for buildup. Recommend any fixes or improvements to loose devices or things that need attention.

Customer Support

Excellent customer service and support. We make it convenient for you. If it is after hours we encourage you to try texting us for emergencies.

Family Owned Business

A passionate family owned business that cares about your pool or spa like it is our own. We build trust and provide consistent quality service, as our business depends on it.

Guaranteed Work

All of our work is backed by a guarantee to your satisfaction, provided it is within agreement. We pride on exquisite attention to each and every one of our clients.

Authorized Dealer

We provide comprehensive and seamless repairs and installations for all products we sell. We are also an authorized warranty center.

Licensed & Insured CPO

Having a Licensed and Insured Certified Pool Operator gives you certainty you can trust. We are also an authorized warranty center for most equipment and manufacturers.

Our staff is properly trained in accordance with APSP and ANSI standards. D&R Pool Services attends yearly educational seminars to stay up to date with the latest technologies and advancements in swimming pools and spas.

Family Owned and Operated

Many of our clients have been with us for over 30 years. We build trust and provide consistent quality service, as our business depends on it.

Our commitment to a great customer experience starts with D&R Pool Services. The men behind it all; Dave and Randy’s continued success comes from building trust, hands-on commitment, and service with an aim to please. Many of our customers continue to recommend us year after year.

Hello all,

Never in our lives would we be thinking about writing this message.This is devastating; we hope you haven’t been directly affected. We’re all hysterical that we cannot interact with each other. Kids & grandchildren – it is such a terrible feeling; but we can only play our parts. As much as we hear it every day; it’s time for D&R to address any concerns regarding COVID – 19 Coronavirus concerns and how we are changing operations until further notice. We believe in the safety of all of our clients, staff, and family. We request you make any exceptions to how our service works for the safety of all parties. We will continue to do our best as always promised.

Below is information taken directly off of the CDC’s website:

Q: “Can the COVID-19 virus spread through pools and hot tubs?”
A: There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19. Chlorine easily kills this virus.

We all still need to be vigilant and follow the CDC guidelines pertaining to basic hygiene to prevent the spread of the virus. However, the use of your pool or spa will not increase your chances of contracting it.

Most of our clients have second homes here in the Hamptons. If you choose to seek refuge, to keep your family and loved ones in a safer space; we are offering to open your pools and spas earlier than anticipated, to give you a sense of normalcy and entertainment, while we wait this unfortunate situation out.

Our technicians are all practicing safe and effective hygiene, and always have sanitizers and cleaners for our equipment on hand, as well. We ask that you stay inside from our employees during visits; as we are insisting on safe distancing. Any questions can be called in immediately to our office and will be relayed to our employees immediately. This keeps us all safe for the time being and we appreciate your understanding of the current situation.

Laura is available as always at (516) 449-9107 for any digital communication via text, email, or voice; to address any concerns you have, or to offer any assistance. Thank you for your continued support during these concerning times.

Thank You,

D&R Pool Services, Inc.