2018 SPRING POOL OPENING PACKAGES FROM ONLY $210 tax incl. when Prepaid


Pool opening package and extras (all pricing includes HST)

Basic Pool Opening Package $243 ($210 if you prepay at booking)

– Removal of all winterizing plugs and gizmos

– Reinstall all applicable pool fixtures, ladders, diving boards, and lights

– Priming, start-up, and air bleed of pool recirculation equipment

– Visual inspection to ensure that all components are functioning properly

– Calibrate automation system

– Add starter chemical kit (starter kit includes: 1 kg of shock, 1 l of sequestering agent and 1 l of 40% algae side)

Safety cover removal $75   (Custom made, self-draining, anchored to pool deck mesh cover)

-Remove cover

-Fold and place in appropriate bag

-Lower all anchor bolts to the proper height

Open Spill-Over Spas or Solar $30

-Remove all winter plugs

-Reinstall all summer fixtures and Plugs

-Priming, start-up, and air bleed of all lines and systems

-Visual inspection to ensure that all components are functioning properly

Salt System Maintenance $75

-Disconnect salt system from pool plumbing

-Clean internal components with cell cleaning solution (included)

-Rinse and reconnect salt system to pool plumbing

Lower water level $35

-Drain pool water to proper operation height

Pool Vacuuming, Cleaning, and Debris Collection $110/hour

Add Additional starter kits for larger pools $50

-1 kg of shock, 1 l of sequestering agent and 1 l of 40% algae side

Additional pool chemicals (pricing coming soon)

Onsite service and repairs (quoted at time of opening)

When to Open Your Pool

When choosing the right moment to open your pool it is important to factor in unnecessary hydro/gas costs for early spring openings, and also to consider excessive algae build up for late spring openings. Your pool can be opened as soon as the ice inside the pool has completely melted and the weather forecasts above freezing for the next 14 days. Also, keep in mind that it is not necessary to run the heater until you are ready to swim in the pool.

Days that we will be opening pools in your area:

Mondays: Stittsville

Tuesdays: Nepean/ Barrhaven/ Manotick

Wednesdays: Ottawa Center / Riverside South / Greely / Orléans

Thursdays: Kanata/ Richmond/ North Gower / Kemptville

Fridays: Kanata North/ Carp/ West Carleton / Carleton Place

What you need to know and do before your pool opening.

Pool Fittings:

Prior to your pool opening, please have all the pool fittings (return eyeballs, skimmer basket, pressure gauge, filter plug etc.) accessible for our technicians.


If you have a cartridge filter, make sure the cartridges are clean and ready to be put back in the filter. The best way to clean your cartridges is by rinsing them with a pressure washer.

Pool Covers:

Unless receiving the safety cover removal add-on ($75), please ensure your pool is completely uncovered prior to your scheduled pool opening.

Water Level:

If your pool water level is over the top of the skimmer, simply leave it be as it does not affect the opening process. Once the pool is opened, you can use your main drains and pool pump to drain the additional water. To not waste your chemicals, our service technicians will leave the chemical kit for you to add once the water level is adjusted. The ideal water level is halfway up the skimmer mouth. When booking you can also select to have our technician lower the water level for you ($35)


You can pay for your opening by cheque (to the order of Pool Builders Ltd.), cash or by email money transfer. Remember you can save $33 if you prepay at booking!

If you will not be home:

-Please ensure the pool and pool equipment is completely accessible for our technician.

-Please ensure the basement breaker supplying electricity to the pool equipment is on.

-If you have a wireless remote for your lights, please leave it out for our technician to test.

-If you have not already prepaid, please leave a cheque with the proper amount in a visible area for our technician.