Expert pool opening service from romanelli & Son pool Service

Serving Long Island for over 24 years and committed to providing pool service with speed and integrity. We’re your trusted source for quality pool opening services.


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What Makes Our Pool Opening Service Different

Paul Romanelli & Son Pool Service offers the highest quality pool opening and pool clean-up service while being the most open, communicative, and transparent pool service company out there.

If you’re looking for effortless appointment scheduling and up-front pricing, the search for your perfect pool service ends here. Call us now at 631-472-6275.


Your Pool Opening Service Includes Our 12-Point Quality Assurance Checklist

Pool Cover Inspection Icon


We will carefully examine your pool cover to ensure it is still in good shape. If we find anything, we’ll let you know all your options to fix the issue.

Fold and Store Pool Cover


We take the stress away by expertly removing, folding, and storing your pool cover, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of a well-maintained pool cover without lifting a finger.

Screw Down Safety Cover Anchors


Stubbing your toe on your safety cover anchors hurts! We will be sure to have them all screwed down and fastened correctly. We’ll also be sure to fold up all your water tubes.

Pool Ladder and Handrail Reattachment


All safety features (ladders, handrails, etc…) are securely reattached and ready for use. This provides our customers with peace of mind and a safe swimming experience.

Setup and check pool filtration system


By setting up and thoroughly checking your filtration system for leaks, we ensure that your equipment is operating at its best and helping to prolong the life of your equipment.

Setup and Test Fire Pool Heaters


We’d like to point out that ensuring your pool pumps are working as they should is vital. We’ll also be sure to turn on and test-fire your pool heater so you’ll be ready to dive in in no time.

Pool Salt System Installation


We will set up your salt system, reinstall the salt cell, and start up the power unit. Just so you know, we will only power up the unit if within the allowable outside temperature per the manufacturer.

Suction and Return Line Plug Removal


We take care of every detail, including removing and storing all winter plugs from your suction and return lines. This ensures a smooth and efficient start to the pool season.

Pool Return Jet Installation


Your return jets will be re-installed and setup to properly circulate the water. All skimmer baskets will be put back in the skimmers where they belong.

Pool Opening Shock Treatment


This powerful sanitizer helps eliminate any lingering contaminants and algae, ensuring that your pool is crystal clear and ready for use in no time.

Test Pool Water Chemistry


Know what corrections need to be made to balance your water. Following our recommendations, you can be ready for a summer of fun and relaxation without worrying about water quality issues.

Great Company Communication


During the job and after completion, the technicians will keep you up-to-date with what’s happening. They will also go over your invoice with you and answer any questions.

Get Professional Service from Pool Opening Experts Near You

Our highly skilled swimming pool technicians use time-tested techniques to get your pool up and running efficiently right from the start, so you can start enjoying it faster than you ever thought possible.

You’re guaranteed a reliable swimming pool start-up with us, so if you’re not 100% satisfied with any aspect of our service, we’ll return free of charge until you are.

How Much Does a Pool Opening Cost?

According to fixr, the national average cost for opening a pool is $300. Unfortunately, home services across the board are higher in Long Island. The price is closer to about $400. A basic opening ranges between $300 and $500. More complex openings with attached spas, raised walls, or more advanced equipment will likely run you greater than $500.

Also, keep in mind that additional recommended services can range between $60 and $300 (filter cleanings, salt system start-ups, the addition of premium chemicals, etc). The overall cost depends on all the factors above.

Cost of our pool opening extras:

  • Fee for extra pump/s – $30 per additional pump
  • Safety cover with cable attachment (raised wall) – $30 per 10 feet
  • Chemical bundles :

Cost of our additional pool opening start-up services:

  • Green 2 Clear – Backwash DE or sand filters, test water quality, super chlorinate if needed, and remove large debris from the pool – $75 + chemicals
  • Filter cleaning – DE or cartridge filter cleaning – $99
  • Power vacuumingNOTE: Not done with opening – Empty skimmer baskets, test water quality, vacuum pool to waste with our own equipment (water, dirt, and debris are pumped out of the pool) – $119 per hour + chemicals
  • Salt System Start-up – Water quality test after the pool is refilled, add chemicals to achieve water balance after all debris is removed, clean salt cell ($59 per cell), add salt ($16 per 40 lb bag), and add stabilizer and/or enzymes – starting at $150

Is Your Pool Cover Overloaded With Water Or Debris?

Our pool preparation visit offers peace of mind and expert attention, ensuring your pool is ready for a successful opening.

Our experienced technicians take care of the tedious tasks of removing water and debris from your cover, while providing quality service that sets you up for a stress-free pool opening.

Ensure your pool is ready for opening: Let us handle everything with a preparation visit and ensure a seamless pool opening experience.

Pool Opening Service Reviews

Professional Pool Opening Service

“We are so happy with the service this company provided. I must have called about 10 companies to try to get someone to open the above-ground pool at our new house (it wasn’t closed correctly, so needed a little extra love), and you’d think I was asking them to do it for free. I found Paul Romanelli & Son Pool Service and contacted them via their online request form (so easy and convenient!) & Justin & Dan came over the next day. They did an amazing job & even took the time to explain how all of the equipment works since this filter setup is new to us. Our pool is well on its way to being sparkling clean only 2 days later. Can’t recommend this company enough. Thank you!!!!”

Christine Ikin, Huntington, NY

My Go-To Company For Opening My Pool

“Justin and Marco were great. They did an absolutely amazing job. They made sure everything was done correctly and explained to me what they were doing. They also showed me how to improve the pool for next year and do things the right way. I can’t wait to have them open my pool next year. 10 out of 10 experience.”

Joseph Crisci, Farmingville, NY

Knowledgable and Communicative Pool Opening Crew

“Wow, I can’t say enough good things about this company. They have gone above and beyond to help us with our pool so far this season. They are super responsive, willing to chat, and offer explanations before we even signed on with them without being pushy at all. An issue has already occurred and they are very quick to send someone over to take care of it. The techs that came to open the pool were knowledgeable and kind explaining everything to my husband. Joanne is the best, and so friendly! Highly recommend.”

Allyson Valenti, Dix Hills, NY

Is It Hard to Open a Pool Yourself?

If you have the proper tools, know-how, and expertise, opening a pool should only take you around 2 to 4 hours. While we understand that opening a pool can potentially save you a few bucks, it’s not something to take lightly. Although it may seem like a simple task, there are a number of factors that can make it difficult and potentially dangerous to do it yourself.

Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t attempt to open a pool yourself:

You Need the Right Tools

Opening a pool requires a variety of specialized tools to help you get it done in a safe and efficient manner. Items such as water testing kits, anchor removal tools, and numerous hand tools with specific bits and sizes will be needed. You’ll also need proper electrical tools and safety gear for hooking up any electrical components like control panels and motors.

Your Pool Filtration System Can be Complicated

When opening a pool, you’ll have to deal with a number of different systems, including circulation, filtration, and chemical treatment. If you don’t have experience working with these systems, it can be difficult to set them up and ensure they’re running as they should. In addition to handling these systems, you must also contend with the heavy weight of various equipment and pool covers.

You Can Make Dangerous Mistakes

As previously stated, the risk of injury from handling heavy equipment and pool covers is real. If you’re not used to lifting and carrying heavy objects, you could easily strain or injure yourself.

Another danger is the risk of electrical shock. Pools have a number of electrical systems including pumps, filters, and lighting. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could accidentally expose yourself to live electrical wires, which could result in serious injury or death.

Finally, there’s the risk of chemical injuries. Pools require chemical treatment to maintain safe and healthy water conditions. If you don’t handle these chemicals correctly, you could suffer chemical burns or other injuries.

Even if you are able to complete the opening process without incident, improper procedures could result in damage to other parts of your pool or equipment.

You Can Waste Money

If you open a pool yourself, you will save on labor fees. In theory, you could save yourself $250-$300. However, the calculation is not as simple as it seems.

For example, our company, Romanelli & Son Pool Service, has established partnerships with manufacturers and suppliers. This allows us to obtain supplies at reduced prices, which we can then offer to our customers through special deals and discounts.

Also, you might end up making costly mistakes opening your pool that could have been avoided with the help of a professional. Hiring expert technicians can guarantee that the job will be completed correctly from the outset. Call Us Now to Get The Best Pool Service: +1 (631) 546-0509

Frequently Asked Questions

What is usually included in a pool opening

Our basic pool opening package includes the following:

  • Remove and store pool cover (tarp and safety covers)
  • Re-attach ladders, handrails, diving board, and other deck accessories
  • Remove and store all winter plugs on suction and return lines
  • Initial chlorine shock treatment (4 gallons/pounds of shock)
  • Re-install, prime, start and test filtration system for leaks or other issues (pool MUST be filled to mid-skimmer level)
  • Test water chemistry and recommend chemical dosages to correct imbalances (chemicals sold separately)

Can I schedule a pool repair along with my pool opening service?

Yes, you can schedule a repair to occur at the same time your pool is opened.

In order to do this, you will have to open your pool a bit earlier in the season (when we are not so busy).

Currently, you can schedule the combined repair and opening visit no later than April 17th.

There are many advantages to booking your repair and opening early, such as:

  • You save money since it will only be 1 visit (after April 17th, the repair and opening will have to be done on 2 separate visits, incurring more labor charges)
  • Your pool will likely open up cleaner (colder water means less time for algae to grow)
  • Your pool will be swim-ready before the heavy opening rush when we get VERY busy

Does a pool opening include cleaning?

Our basic pool opening service does not include cleaning. We offer several pool opening extras, such as rinsing off your pool cover, filter cleaning, and salt cell cleaning.

Once the water is clear, we would be very happy to come back and power vacuum the pool to get the pool looking great. Additionally, we have several pool maintenance packages that can help keep your pool looking great all season long!

How should I prepare for my pool opening?

You’re in luck! We created a whole pool opening preparation guide for you here: Pool Opening Service Preparation Guide.

Solid pool covers must be reasonably dry and free of debris prior to the technician’s arrival. Please text us a photo of your pool a few days before your opening appointment if you’re unable to clear your cover and we can provide assistance for an additional charge.

Also, make sure that all of the following are ready:

  • There’s running water in the yard
  • Your pool is filled to the normal operating level (mid-skimmer)
  • There’s power to the pool equipment area so we can start up and test the filtration system
  • There’s power to other accessories such as heaters, heat pumps, and pool sanitization & automation systems.

How long after opening a pool can you swim?

Well, it really depends on how anxious you are to take a dip! But in all seriousness, the amount of time it takes to get a pool ready for swimming after it has been winterized can vary depending on a few factors.

These include things like the condition of the pool at the end of the previous season, the type of cover that was used, and the filtration system.

As a general rule, pools with DE filters will be ready to swim in within 1-3 days, while sand filters may take 5-10 days. Cartridge filters can take longer, typically around 1 to 2 weeks.

In general, it’s a good idea to give your pool at least 10 days to get fully cleaned and ready for swimming, especially if you have a sand or cartridge filter. And don’t forget to check the pH and chlorine levels before diving in!

What month is best to open a pool?

It depends on how cold you like your pool water! If you prefer to swim in a warm pool, you might want to wait until the weather has warmed up a bit, which on Long Island, NY would typically be sometime in May or June.

However, if you’re a polar bear at heart (or have a pool heater) and enjoy the refreshing feeling of diving into a cold pool, then mid-April/early May is the perfect time to open your pool!

However, if you’re a polar bear at heart (or have a pool heater) and enjoy the refreshing feeling of diving into a cold pool, then mid-April/early May is the perfect time to open your pool!

Just remember, opening your pool earlier has many benefits. It helps prevent issues like algae growth and pollen build-up before they occur. While you might not want to swim yet, it’s still nice to have the pool open and ready for use. Plus, waiting too long to open your pool can lead to extra cleaning and maintenance costs.

Customer Satisfaction is Our Top Priority

At Paul Romanelli & Son Pool Service, customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We do everything in our power to make the experience of working with us as pleasant and convenient as possible for our customers…so that all they need to do is sit back and relax while we take care of everything.

We’ve been in business since 1999, and over the years we’ve built up a team of professional and experienced technicians. We take pride in our reliability, responsiveness, and continuous improvement. We guarantee that our customers will be satisfied with the work we do.

We understand that a pool is a significant investment, and we want our customers to get the most out of it. That’s why we go above and beyond to ensure 100% customer satisfaction. Whether it’s opening and closing their pool for the season, or performing routine maintenance and repairs, we always put our customers’ needs first.

We trust that our commitment to customer satisfaction will help make the experience of owning a pool as enjoyable as possible for our customers. Please have a look at our Google Business Profile to see what other customers say about us.

Select the Industry Leaders

For over two decades, Paul Romanelli & Son Pool Service has established a loyal customer base thanks to our high-quality service. As a family-owned local pool service company, our goal is to deliver the best possible customer experience. To see what our satisfied clients have to say about us, check out our reviews on Google.

To schedule your pool opening, give us a call at 631-472-6275.