How to Open an Above Ground Pool - Step by Step

How to Open an Above Ground Pool - Step by Step

Make opening your pool a breeze this summer by following these easy 7 steps! Whether you're an experienced pool opener or this is your first rodeo, our pool opening guide will tell you everything you need to know to open up your pool correctly and start your summer right! 

Step 1: Remove & Clean Your Winter Cover

Step 2: Connect Your Filter Pump 

(Don't turn it on until you fill your pool!) 

Step 3: Fill Up Your Pool

Step 4: Vacuum Your Pool

Step 5: Prime Your Filter Pump

Step 6: Add Pool Chemicals


Shop our pool opening chemicals here.

Step 7: Test Your Water & Enjoy All Summer!

Here at American Sale, we offer complimentary water testing! Just bring in your sample within 2 hours of collecting it and we'll test it for you for FREE! Our experts will walk you through your water results and any other pool products you may need to be swimming safely all summer long!

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Tinley Park Outlet

Monday - Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday- Sunday: 10am - 6pm

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Bridgeview, Carol Stream, Lake Zurich, Merrillville, Naperville, Orland Park, Romeoville

Monday - Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday- Sunday: 10am - 6pm

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Customer Pickup -
Tinley Park Warehouse

Monday - Friday: 10am - 3pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed


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