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If you live in Philadelphia or the surrounding area, Arrow Pool Service is the premier company to choose for inground pool services. We understand how crucial maintaining your pool is, especially during the summer or prepping it for winter. That’s why you can trust us to keep your pool in pristine condition—no matter the season. Continue reading to learn more about our inground pool services and how we prepare a swimming pool for the winter season. 

The Best Inground Pool Services in Philadelphia

At Arrow Pool Service, we specialize in preparing inground pools for the winter. We understand that keeping up with a pool is hard work and sometimes things aren’t always easy. Whether it’s a leak, repair, or a pool cover rip, we’re here to help! Our extensive knowledge of pools allows us to perform top-notch repairs that you can’t get anywhere else. Below you will find the process we use to winterize your pool.

Preparing your Inground Pool for Winter

Generally, if you live in an area that experiences temperatures below 65 degrees Fahrenheit, you’ll need to winterize and close your swimming pool. depending on where you live, this could be in early September up to November. At Arrow Pool Services, we take the time to winterize your Philadelphia pool so it will be sparkling clean once it’s time to reopen in the spring or summer! Check out our process of winterizing a pool:

Remove pool accessories

Remove the ladder, rails, steps, solar blanket, and skimmer basket from the pool. Rinse them off to remove any dirt, debris, or algae, and store them in a safe place for the winter. 

Deep clean the pool

Scrub the walls to remove algae, vacuum the bottom to pick up leaves and debris, and skim the top to remove twigs, bugs, and leaves. Removing and cleaning your pool of debris now will help prevent mold and algae growth. 

Test the levels and adjust the chemistry

Test the water with a pH kit to ensure the pH, alkalinity, and other mineral levels in the water are balanced. The alkalinity should be between 80 and 150 parts per million (ppm), the pH level should be between 7.2 and 7.6, the calcium hardness level should be between 175 and 225 ppm, and the chlorine level should be between 1 ppm and 3 ppm.

Shock the pool and lower the water level

Next, add shock to kill bacteria. After, you’ll need to lower the water levels to prevent overflowing. 

Clean the filter and blow out the lines

Remove the filters and clean out any debris. Draining your pool lines is a tricky job, so you might want to call the professionals at Arrow Pool Service.

Cover the pool

It’s finally time to put the cover on the pool! Your cover keeps rainwater, leaves, snow, and any other debris out during the cold winter months. 

Why Choose Arrow Pool Services? 

Everyone hates the dreaded day when it comes time to close their swimming pool for the summer. Although covering your Philadelphia pool is never a happy moment, closing your pool and preparing it for the winter is very important. Ensuring your pool is prepped and ready for the cold can guarantee that when it comes time to open again, your pool will look clean and be ready for swimmers in no time! Hiring a professional company to complete your pool cleaning services can save you time and stress during the summer months. If you’re ready to work with the experts at Arrow Pool Service, contact our team at (610) 731-7665 to schedule an appointment.