Guelph Pool Closing

Swimming pools get a lot of attention at the height of summer but what about the fall season? It is easy to forget about pool chemicals and skimming when you aren’t using the pool on a regular basis. The internet is full of tips for fall pool maintenance but these often aren’t enough to protect your swim space over an Ontario winter. Instead of taking a risk on subpar results call Puddle for effective and affordable Guelph pool closing services. 

This year instead of just throwing on a winter cover and hoping for the best, call a local Puddle technician to protect your pool throughout the off-season. When you want to winterize your pool for the season, it isn’t a simple process. In fact, it is always best to break a pool closing down into multiple steps, each of which address a different aspect of your pool surfaces and internal water systems.

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Pool maintenance doesn’t just focus on surfaces alone but needs to be broken down into a multi-step approach. A swimming pool might look simple from the outside but they are made up of complex systems all hard at work behind the scenes. When you want to protect your pool from the cold and pave the way for an easier opening in spring, trust a Puddle Pro to get excellent results for your water systems inside and out. 

Water Chemistry: Managing pool chemicals is a top priority during summer but when the weather gets cold, it is easy to forget about chlorine treatments.Forgetting just one chemical application can throw your chemistry off at the best of times but this is even worse when it’s cold out. When properly applied, winterizing chemicals prevent algae from taking over but it also prevents freezing.

Prevent Freezing: Frozen temperatures freeze water both in the basin and in internal water systems. Small amounts of water freeze faster, making plastic brittle and damaging pool equipment. Frozen water also expands up to 9% which might not seem like much but it is enough for pipes to burst. The best way to avoid damage from freezing is to drop the water level so it falls below the skimmer line. It is also a good idea to winterize drain plugs so water can’t seep into sensitive areas. It is important to flush return lines to remove any sitting water and avoid damage that comes along with cold weather. Before you drain the water from the pool, make sure to consult an expert. Improper draining can lead to flooding for lawns and surrounding areas, so call Puddle instead. 

Check Pool Equipment: Swimming pools and their components are built to be durable but they aren’t invincible. A frigid Ontario winter can cause damage to internal components as well as surfaces. When closing it is a good idea to check up on cartridge or sand filters, as well as pool pumps and lines to ensure that everything is running smoothly. 

Don’t Leave Debris Behind: If there is any sitting debris at the bottom of your pool, floating along water surfaces or sitting inside skimmer baskets, it is important to get rid of this before closing down for the off-season. As organic debris breaks down it becomes smaller and harder to remove but it also encourages algae blooms. So ditch the debris and keep your pool covered with a solid winter cover. 

Puddle Pool Services: Expert Fall Pool Care in Guelph 

Whether you are looking to close down an inground or above ground pool, it is a complicated process. From dropping water levels to installing water bags, there is always something to do. Instead of taking a risk on amateur closings call an expert for the best possible results. Ditch the basic test kits and call a highly trained and experienced technician to protect your pool over winter and set the stage for an easier opening in spring. 

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