Etobicoke Pool Closing

After months of waiting for warm weather, it is tough to admit that summer is coming to an end. As sunshine gives way to rain — and even snow! — it is important to make sure that your swim space is prepared for frozen temperatures. It is easy to roll on winter covers and forget about the logistics of closing your pool but this means huge trouble come spring. Hiring a professional for your Etobicoke pool closing not only protects your systems through the winter, but helps to simplify your opening and prevent unexpected damage.

A proper pool closing involves many moving parts, some of which are obvious, such as water care, while others are more subtle, such as your circulation systems and filters. Ignoring one step in this process can lead to a damaged liner, broken pumps or cracked pipes and fittings. When you want great results without the risk of a DIY disaster, call a Puddle Pro for in-depth care.

Closing Your Pool for Winter: What to Know

Opening your pool is an exciting day, but closing it down is completely the opposite. It is easy to delay a pool closing, but the longer that you wait, the more trouble you can expect. When closing a pool for the winter, the average temperature should be right around 15 degrees. Throughout Etobicoke, a shift in temperature can flip quickly between too warm and too cold, so it is always better to be prepared for whatever may come.

Like so many things in life, timing is everything. Closing too early can result in heat trapped between pool water and covers. This damp, covered and warm environment is the ideal place for algae and bacteria to form, build and thrive. At the other end of the spectrum, waiting until temperatures are freezing can result in water freezing inside pipes. If this is the case, expansion and contraction can result in brittle plastic, broken fittings and hidden leaks within your system.

Taking the additional step to blow out lines can help to remove any sitting water. With the right experience, this is a simple enough process. When protecting the inner-mechanisms of your inground pool, it is important to consider your sand filter, cartridge filters, drain plugs, the pool pump, and more. Reducing water levels is also a necessary task in order to prevent liners from splitting or pulling away. Flushing return lines is a great way to get water out of them, preventing damage from freezing.

In the same way that your fittings can become damaged, so can your pool equipment. It is important to remove floating skimmer baskets, vacuums and other items. At the same time, adding a water bag to above ground pools can help to reduce the risk of freezing over. A simple testing kit can’t help with the opening and closing processes, but our Puddle technicians can! Expertly balanced applications of winter chemicals are the key to preventing algae growth and paving the way for an easy opening in spring.

Choosing Puddle for Your Pool Closing Service

When you want to properly close your pool, it is always a good idea to call an expert to avoid a DIY disaster. The wrong technique can lead to damage, along with costly repairs and replacements. In addition to managing water chemistry, our Puddle Pros can help to maintain pool accessories, such as diving boards, and the pool cover.

Depending on the size and style of your pool or hot tub, it can be difficult to manage chlorine levels, never mind shutting it down completely. With so many swimmers depending on you for a clean, reliable and functional swim space, it is important to ensure that everything is fully completed and running smoothly. After years in the industry, there is nothing that our team of experts can’t handle. From mold and algae to residue and debris, our experts can handle it all.

Instead of basic pool services, our experts offer a catered approach to closing down your system, which caters to its own unique needs. Each member of the Puddle team is highly experienced and fully insured to protect our staff, and your property. With a variety of services like cleaning and seasonal maintenance, our experts are able to service homes, commercial properties and communal spaces. Call today for your free quote.

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