Don’t let winter catch you unawares! You might feel a new season creeping up, but in order to protect your pool, it is important to act quickly. As soon as pipes begin to freeze, it spells nothing but trouble for your pool and spa. Instead of waiting until the last minute, call a Puddle Pool Pro for your Ancaster seasonal pool maintenance.
The goal of seasonal pool care is to protect your system over long periods of disuse and to ensure your water feature is safe and usable when you are ready to fire it back up in warmer weather. The right technique can help to not only improve the look and function of your pool but can help to prolong the lifespan of your materials as well. Avoid unnecessary damage and get the full enjoyment out of your pool by calling a Puddle expert today.
Seasonal Pool Care: The Importance of a Multi-Step Program
No matter where you live in Canada, you can expect ice in winter, in fact, we are known for it! Some things are branded as seasonal items, such as a winter cover but just using these tools is not enough to protect your system. When you want the best results, even the smallest detail can have a far reaching impact. Forgetting to blow out the lines from circulation systems, check return jets, or adjust water levels according to season, can have a negative impact on the key components of your filtration system.
Each swimming pool is created differently and should be treated with its own unique treatment plan, but at their core, they need the same level of care and type of practices. For example, there are additional steps when dealing with a sand filter compared to a cartridge filter, as well as cleaning a pool wall that is tile instead of vinyl. Keeping your pool clean means having a deep understanding of how to treat each of these materials, but the good news is: we know it all!
Pool Opening: It is possible to open up a pool as early as May (if you don’t mind heating it, or taking a cold dip!). If you are hoping to get your pool up and running, it means more than pulling back a pool cover and jumping in. One of the most important aspects of your system is the pool water, but water is impacted by a wide variety of factors. Refilling a tub after a long period of inactivity is not enough to ensure it is clean. If a pool wall is covered in bacteria or algae, applying a shock treatment is not enough to counter-act whatever is still floating around. In addition to testing pumps and filters, our pool experts clean interior areas, setting the stage for perfectly treated water, and a clean and inviting space.
Pool Closing: As water freezes and thaws, it causes expansion and contraction. This is fine when it is just sitting out in the open, but inside a pipe, this can lead to weakening and breakage, like cracking. In addition to prepping water and mechanisms, it is important to remove any floating items, like skimmer baskets and clean off sitting equipment like diving boards, slides and removing pool vacuums.
Puddle Pool Services: Great Results, Done Safely
Taking an amateur approach to seasonal pool care might seem to cut costs in the moment, but that is nothing compared to the cost of repairs and replacements that will need to happen over time. Calling in professional care, however, helps to remove stain and scale, provide clean water and reduces the risk of RWIs. Recreational water illnesses can be anything from an ear infection and eye irritation, to digestive issues and e-coli poisoning.
Expert care is important to protect yourself and your family, but it is also important for communal pool areas and those swim features found in hotels, and swim centres, both indoors and out. As a business, a contaminated pool can lead to a drop in reputation and even liability issues. Avoid any of the negatives, while having a positive experience with Puddle Pools.
Each member of the Puddle team is fully insured and ready to service properties safely. With the right tools at our disposal and years of industry experience, no one treats your property better than our team of experts. With options available for recurring services or a one-time call out, there is never a bad time to call for a free quote.