Summer is over, autumn is here and winter is right around the corner. If you haven’t yet closed your pool for the season, you should do so before temperatures get below freezing. Here are some tips to get you started on the winterizing process:
Call the Pros
If you haven’t yet requested pool closing service from Arrow Pool, you should make an appointment soon. Our fleet of 20 trucks has met the pool closing needs of residential pool owners in southeastern PA since 1968! An expert team of pool closing professionals will guide you every step of the way and provide a professional cover, winterizing chemicals and equipment maintenance.
Don’t Drain your Pool
While it may seem counter-intuitive, completely draining your pool for the winter months can actually cause a lot of damage. Your local pool professionals can provide you with additional information, but in-ground pools should be drained half-way and above-ground pools should not be drained at all.
Be Ready for an Early Freeze
While you should be good for a mid-late October closing, sometimes winter weather comes early. In the case of an early dip near freezing temperatures, make sure all your lines are still operating as the water won’t freeze if it’s still running through the pipes.
The biggest thing you’ll need to pay attention to in the autumn months is leaves falling in your pool. If your pool is located near or directly under trees, use a skimmer to keep the leaves out and keep your water clean.
You can start storing ladders, diving boards and other structures to prevent freezing over the winter. If you have a shed where you keep pool toys and other equipment, right before close is a good time to get that organized.
Making sure your pool is properly winterized is crucial in protecting your investment and ensuring that costly damage doesn’t occur. Don’t take any chances – call Arrow pool today: 610-731-7665 – or click here to request pool closing services.