Everyone hates the dreaded day when it’s time to close your swimming pool. Nothing signals the end of summer like when the cover officially goes over your pool. Although it’s never a happy moment, closing your pool and preparing it for the postseason is very important. Closing your swimming pool when it’s in bad condition can make for a nasty opening the next summer. Making sure your pool is ready for winter can make your life a lot easier when it’s time to open it again. Let’s look at some tips on how to prep your pool before it’s officially closed for the season.
1. The Final Cleaning
The pool closing process should always start with cleaning. No one likes opening a pool in the summer to a green, swampy mess. It may take some hard work, but you’ll thank yourself later. Start by scrubbing your pool from top to bottom to scrape off any algae or dirt. Next, run your pool vacuum one last time to collect any debris that may have been scraped off. Lastly, clean your filter to make sure nothing is left behind. All of your hard work will be worth it when you open your pool to crystal clear waters the next summer.
2. Testing And Chemicals
Next, it’s time to put what you learned in high school chemistry class into practice. To make things a bit easier, use your pool testing kit to test your pool’s chlorine, pH, and alkaline levels. After you make sure everything is balanced, it’s time to add some chemicals that will keep your pool clean during the winter months. Add in some Algaecide and Pool Enzymes that will eat up any bacteria that may grow while the covers on.
3. Final Touches
Last but not least, you’ll want to finish off the cleaning process by shocking your pool one final time. Be sure to lower the levels of your pool water to prevent it from overflowing after freezing.
4. Cover It Up
Finally, it’s time for you to officially close your pool and put the cover on. Remember to remove any toys, ladders, or vacuums from your pool before covering it up. During the winter months, clean your pool cover off every so often if debris or water happens to collect.
Pool Closing Services With Arrow Pools
Preparing your pool for the postseason is a big responsibility that not everyone has the time for. However, it is something that needs to be done properly if you want to avoid the extra work and costs when you open it the next summer. If you want to avoid the whole process of closing your pool yourself, let us do it for you! If you live in Lansdale or the surrounding area, Arrow Pools is your go-to for all things pool closing services. Whatever pool type you have, we can provide expert services to ensure your pool will be in tip-top shape come summer. Contact us today to schedule your pool closing appointment with Arrow Pools!