Pool Closing Time

September 28, 2015 at 3:28 PM

Water and Pool - Pool ClosingsThe leaves will soon begin to change and the sun will set on yet another summer. As pumpkin flavor everything fills stores and Christmas decorations beginning popping up on the shelves, it’s time to put the swimsuits and flip-flops away. This time of year also means that it is time to close your pool for the season.

Closing your pool for winter will make it easier to open it next spring and reduce unnecessary problems or costly repairs. Water & Pool Solutions can assist you with shutting down your pool for fall including, water draining, plumbing line preparation, winterization of filtration equipment, addition of winterizing chemical, disassembly of pool equipment, including ladders, diving boards, lights, etc. and the installation of winter cover.

Here are a few tips for closing your pool this fall:

  • Begin winterizing your pool by adding a phosphate remover to keep algae from forming. Balance your pool’s chemistry. Adjusting your pool’s pH to 7.2-7.8 will help reduce corrosion, stains, scaling and algae growth. Shock your pool with chlorine to kill bacteria.
  • Brush and vacuum your pool to remove dirt and debris.
  • Lower your pool’s water level. Few pools actually need to be drained completely and can be put at risk of cracking or popping of the ground if the pool is empty.
  • Drain all pool equipment such as pumps, filters, heaters and chlorinators so that water doesn’t freeze inside the equipment during the winter and ruin it. Winterize any plumbing to prevent pipes from cracking during freezing temperatures.
  • Store your ladder, slide and diving board to maintain their life expectancy.
  • Cover your pool to keep dirt and debris out.

Closing your pool for the winter takes time. Plan on winterizing your pool from three days to a week. Water & Pool Solutions is ready to help you transition to the fall and winter seasons. Contact us today for a quote.

Tags: Pool Service Water and Pool Solutions Pool Closing
Category: Pool Closings