Dundas Pool Closing

It is tough to admit that summer is coming to an end, particularly in Ontario where winters are harsh. For homeowners in Dundas, it is a balance between soaking up the last days of sunshine and getting ready for cold weather and it is easy for swimming pools to get left behind in the shuffle. Preparing your pool for cold weather means protecting it from unnecessary damage and paving the way for an easier opening in spring. Professional Dundas pool closing services protect swim spaces, reduce risk and give homeowners peace of mind.

The closing process differs from pool to pool. Instead of taking a one-size-fits-all approach Puddle Pros create customized treatment plans according to the unique needs of your swim space. Don’t let winter get the drop on you when you can call Puddle Pools instead!

Fall Pool Care: When to Close Swimming Pools For Winter?

Waiting too long to close down a pool system can mean dealing with damage caused by cold temperatures and freezing water. Closing too early can mean missing out on the last warm days of summer.There is no set date for when to close a swimming pool. Instead, a good rule of thumb is to wait until the average outdoor temperature reaches 15 degrees.

Once temperatures get this low, it is possible for cold snaps to occur leading to frost, freezing and unexpected damage. Keeping a pool covered to prevent debris buildup is a no-brainer but exactly what type of cover to choose can be a bit more complex. When you want to winterize your pool, our experts can help treat swim spaces from top to bottom, inside and out.

Preventing Freezing: In an inground pool, dropping water levels is an important factor in preventing unnecessary damage. It takes prolonged periods of exposure to sub-zero temperatures to freeze an entire pool over but small amounts of water freeze over much quicker. This means water in return lines will freeze and expand up to 9%. This is enough to cause pipes to burst and flood areas. Dropping water levels to below jets and skimmers, as well as winterizing drain plugs keeps water from seeping into sensitive areas. In an above ground pool installing air or water bags can help in preventing freezing.

Water Treatments: During the summer, water chemistry is a top priority for pool owners but as temperatures drop, pool water is often overlooked. A test kit can help to point out issues with sanitizer levels but when closing down for the off-season a quick shock treatment isn’t enough to keep pools clean.

Internal Systems: Even after dropping water levels, there will be small amounts of water sitting inside return lines, plumbing lines or in areas around pool pumps. Flushing out return lines removes unwanted water. Over the course of the cold months, freezing temperatures make plastic brittle and cause damage. Having a trained eye do an overview of components can help to point out potential issues.

Pool Equipment: During a changing of the season, it is a good idea to inspect filters and even covers. When covering a pool for the off-season, pool owners get to choose between safety covers and solid winter covers. Solid covers prevent sunlight from reaching pool water and preventing algae growth. Pressure gauges offer insight into whether or not the sand in your sand filter needs to be replaced and visual inspections can determine whether or not cartridge filters need to be removed, cleaned and replaced.

Puddle Pool Closings: Great Results For the Fall Season

During the summer season, chlorine levels might be top priority for pool owners but there is a lot more to worry about when closing down. Puddle technicians have made seasonal closures into a multi-step science.

If closing your pool doesn’t feel right, call to speak with a technician about our off-season pool programs. These pool cleanings have Puddle Pros arrive on a bi-weekly basis to clean pools and add chemicals to keep water systems in great shape throughout the winter season. Each member of the team is fully insured to protect pools, surrounding areas and provide peace of mind to our customers.

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Todd Kaye
5 out of 5

"I recently had the pleasure of working with Puddle Pools in Hamilton, and I couldn't be more impressed with the exceptional service I received. From the initial consultation to the final installation, the team went above and beyond to ensure that my needs were not only met but exceeded. Their attention to detail and dedication to customer satisfaction were truly commendable. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and always willing to answer any questions I had. They made the entire process smooth and stress-free. I highly recommend Puddle Pools to anyone looking for top-notch service and an outstanding pool maintenance experience. Kudos to the entire team for their professionalism and expertise!"

Maria Iscoe
5 out of 5

This is my first year using Puddle and each week they continue to impress me. I hired them for my pool opening, closing, and weekly maintenance and they have gone above and beyond what I would normally get with the other companies. Their prices are also way better. I highly recommend!

Lisa Curic
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Bri and her team are amazing ! Professional, reliable, responsible, responsive and always follow through with their commitment ! I really could not say enough about how positive my experience is with Bri and the Puddle Pools team !! I would highly recommend them !!

Andrew Pittam
5 out of 5

If you are like our family and you struggle to keep up with the water testing, pool cleaning, buying all the chemicals, etc than Puddle Pools is an amazing solution. TJ and Bri are super knowledgeable and take away all the stress of owning a pool. 100% would reccommend

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Amazing service through & through! Before I had even booked a service call and become a customer, Bri walked me through some troubleshooting steps over the phone. My pool is now back up and running properly again. Professional and knowledgeable with GREAT customer service 10/10. Can’t thank you enough!!

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