Grimsby Seasonal Pool Maintenance

The needs of your pool will change throughout the year. As seasons change, swim spaces need to be treated according the climate, as well as their unique needs. A spring cleaning and maintenance plan won’t work in the height of summer, or the first days of fall. Instead of struggling to keep up with the changing needs of your water system, call Puddle. Grimsby seasonal pool maintenance plans protect pools from winter weather and make spring openings a breeze.

Your swimming pool is made up of many moving parts, each of which help to keep it moving. Over the course of the year, the elements put a lot of pressure on each aspect of your water system so it is important to have a trained eye inspect, assess, and treat everything from water chemistry, pool equipment, water systems and more.

Seasonal Pool Care: What to Do & When

There is no set schedule for when to open or close a pool. The standard of seasonal pool care is to open up during the May long weekend and close down around the September long weekend. This system seems easy enough on paper but weather is unpredictable. Opening a pool too early leaves it at risk of cold snaps while closing too early means missing out on the final hot days of summer. When the average outdoor temperature reaches 15 degrees, it is time to close down your pool, while 21 degrees is the ideal time to open up.

Pool Opening: After sitting idle for an entire season your pool water is likely cloudy, discoloured, full of algae blooms, bacteria and debris. A quick shock treatment can help to improve visuals but this is not enough to create a sanitary swim space. Diving into dirty water is more than just unpleasant — it’s dangerous! Contaminated water can lead to recreational water illness, as well as serious issues like e-coli poisoning in serious cases. Restoring water chemistry means removing debris, inspecting pool filters, vacuuming pools, scrubbing sides and stairs and adding chemical treatments. Even when not in use, debris has a way of finding its way into water systems so it is important to remove, clean and replace cartridge filters and inspect pressure gauges around sand filters.

Pool Closing: Going from summer to fall, your swimming pool is likely not being used often. Waiting too long to close your pool can result in damaged pool equipment and even burst pipes. Frozen water expands up to 9% which doesn’t seem like much but it is enough to cause havoc in circulation systems, plumbing lines and more. Dropping the water level in your system, as well as winterizing drain plugs prevents water from seeping into vulnerable areas and causing damage. In the case of an above ground pool, air or water bags reduce the risk of freezing. It is also a good idea to swap out a mesh pool cover for a solid winter cover, reducing algae growth.

Off-Season Pool Program: Closing a pool for the winter season is not your only option. Switching to an off-season program means maintaining a clean pool throughout the fall and winter season. During this time, a technician will arrive on a bi-weekly basis, performing a full pool cleaning and water balancing. Maintaining a cleaning schedule eliminates the need for openings and closings, so when warm weather hits, all you have to do is turn on a heater and dive on in.

Puddle Pool Services: Top Seasonal Care in Grimsby

The weather in Ontario can be unpredictable but our local technicians understand exactly what your pool is up against. Instead of struggling with trial and error, only to end up with subpar results, call a Puddle technician for excellent results, the first time around. Each member of the team is fully insured, as well as highly trained and experienced, so there is never a bad time to organize your seasonal pool treatments.

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