Pool Opening Package with Optional Chemical Cleaning and Vacuuming from Solaris Pools (Up to 60% Off)

Solaris Pools Long Island

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What You'll Get


There's nothing more depressing than the sight of a neglected swimming pool, unless that swimming pool is also filled with abandoned Christmas trees. Float on with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $129 for a pool opening package ($300 value)
  • $199 for a pool opening package, which includes chemical cleaning and vacuuming ($500 value)

The pool opening package includes removing and relocation of the cover, hooking up pumps and getting them started, and hooking up of ladders, diving board, and rails. The 2nd option includes the pool opening package, as well as chemical cleaning and vacuuming of the pool.

Five Things to Know About Algae

Unless it’s St. Patrick’s Day, it’s no fun to see a bright green swimming pool. Check out Groupon’s intro to algae to understand why addressing it will always keep pool-cleaners busy.

1. There are tens of thousands of algae in the world, but pool-owners usually only have to worry about a few. Most obvious is the green, free-floating stuff known as chlorophyta, but there’s also yellow or algae that creates an oily film on walls. Worst is a black or blue-green algae with a protective outer layer that can dig deep into grout and plaster and give pool floats mange. A fourth common pool complaint, called pink algae, is actually a bacteria that enjoys cuddling up to PVC surfaces. In all cases, a combination of intensive scrubbing, sanitizing, and chlorination can typically treat the problem.

2. Algae isn’t bad for you—on its own. While the worst effect of an encounter with algae is likely to be a slimy swimsuit, it can be a sign that other forms of trouble are afloat. If algae appears suddenly, it’s likely that the pH level of your pool has changed from heavy use, rainwater, or your neighbor secretly borrowing a few gallons and replacing it with Crystal Pepsi. That can set the stage for invaders such as dangerous bacteria to find their way in.

3. Algae aren’t plants or animals, exactly. For a long time they were classified as plants—and they do make their own food through photosynthesis—but actually, algae don’t reproduce as plants do, and they lack key features such as stems, roots, and a sense of style. The group is hugely diverse, ranging from single-celled organisms to giant kelp that can grow a foot per day until they're nearly 200 feet long.

4. When it comes to chlorination, the magic ratio is 3:1,000,000. That’s the concentration chlorine needs to reach in water to prevent algae growth. If it gets diluted, normal conditions can be restored by “shocking” the pool with a more intense dose of chlorine until the water turns a cloudy blue or gray—the color of a dead algae army.

5. One day, algae might fly your plane. Biotech companies are currently working to create super-algaes that can synthesize certain oils—which can then be refined into diesel and jet fuel.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only within 20 miles of zip code 11768. Appointment required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Solaris Pools


By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.