A Guide to Properly Opening and Closing Your Pool
You’ve created a resort in your own backyard. The neighbors are green with jealousy over your luxurious backyard pool. When summer rolls around, everyone wants to come to your place for barbecues, parties, and unforgettable times. But there’s a terrible price to pay for being the place where good things happen, which is maintenance. Every person who owns a pool knows how important it is to open and close it down at the end of each season. You can save money on repairs and maintenance by following the correct procedures for opening and closing your pool.
Fox Pools offers this service as part of a full seasonal package that includes opening and closing your pool, taking off the cover, cleaning it, and putting it away, putting all ladders and handrails back together, and putting all pumps back together.
Closing Your Pool
You need to remember that closing the pool is the same as winterizing. It’s trickier than the opening and needs more prep work. When water freezes, its volume increases, causing significant stress on the pipes and other equipment. This happens if you don’t blow them out or drain them properly. Before closing your pool, you need to do a few things, such as reassemble the filters and pumps to ensure water quality.
Some of the most important things we do before closing the pool are as follows:
- Get rid of the pool toys, leaves, and debris.
- Bring a water sample to us for analysis no later than one week before you plan to close your pool. We’ll check your water’s pH and hardness levels before the cold sets in.
- Include winterizing chemical kits with the appropriate dosage
- In order to lower the water level, you should follow the guidelines given by the cover’s manufacturer.
- Prepare your lines and machinery for the winter.
- Check for damage, then fix your cover if necessary. Set up the covers for the winter.
Opening Your Pool
Like most people, you undoubtedly have mixed feelings about opening your pool. There’s no need to dread opening your own pool each spring. Every spring, we use the same techniques and equipment to open hundreds of pools of varying sizes and shapes.
Here are the important procedures we follow while opening your pool for the swimming season:
- First, clean the pool cover of any debris, leaves, dirt, etc.
- If any water has accumulated on the pool cover, empty it.
- Carefully take off the cover and wash it in the washing machine. Once it’s dried, put it away.
- The pool needs to be filled up to the appropriate level.
- Start the filtering process.
- Allow the filter to operate for at least two full days.
- Bring in a sample of your pool water, and we’ll make sure you get exactly what it needs. This will keep the swimming area free of any metal stains. This will provide proper balancing for a clean and healthy swimming experience.
Let’s look at some reasons why you should hire a contractor to close your pool:
It makes pool opening easier
Since closing the pool maintains hygienic conditions, you won’t need to do anything to get it ready for swimming again.
This helps maintain the purity of the pool water
The most noticeable advantage of winterizing your pool is the ability to maintain pristine water conditions. After emptying the pool of trash and using the right chemicals, you can cover it without further concern for contamination. A vacation from daily pool maintenance for a number of months is another perk.
Your family will be safer as a result
The use of a cover for the pool’s surface is an integral part of the closing process. A pool cover may look like a tarp to some, but most are quite sturdy and can carry quite a bit of weight. It helps protect your kids or pets against a potential fall or injury from this.
Your pool equipment will be safe from harm
The cost of the pool itself is substantial, as is the potential cost of the necessary equipment. Properly opening and closing your pool prevents frozen pipes and other damage to your pool’s equipment when you’re not using it.
Important information regarding opening and closing your pool
Using high-powered blowers, we drain the pool, seal off the plumbing lines, remove the pump and filter, take down the ladders, and cover the pool. We can also supply and add the necessary chemical kits for winterizing at this time.
Your pool cover will be taken down, cleaned, and stored while we reinstall the pool’s ladders and handrails and reassemble the pool’s plumbing. We’ll also run a series of tests to ensure everything is working. When we open a pool, we don’t clean it, balance the chemicals, or add new ones. Clients should take charge of this part of the pool opening process. In most cases, this results in significant financial and time savings for them. In case you need any assistance or have any questions about opening and closing your pool, we’re here to help.
Let the professionals handle opening and closing your pool.
The process of opening and closing your pool can be time-consuming and laborious. Ignoring even the smallest of details might result in significant losses. Avoid this hassle by signing up for expert pool closing services. Ensure the safety of your pool and family by scheduling the opening and closing of your pool with Fox Pools today. Contact us today!