Kingston Pool Closing

It is tough to say goodbye to summer but as the weather gets cold it is important to shut down your pool properly to avoid damage and a whole lot of headache when spring comes back around. It is easy to make pool care a priority when you are swimming every day but as your pool is used less frequently during cold weather it is easy to forget. Instead of letting winter weather get the best of your swim space, call Puddle for efficient and affordable Kingston pool closing needs. 

You don’t have to go far to find a ton of fall pool maintenance tips but unless they are coming from an expert they won’t be effective. Shutting your system down for the off-season is more demanding than just throwing on a winter cover and hoping for the best. If water is left sitting stagnant for months at a time there will be algae growth forming underneath covers, debris buildup in skimmer baskets, clogged fillers and contaminated water. Don’t spend the first warm days of the season struggling to restore pol condition when you can call Puddle instead! 

Fall Pool Care: What to Expect 

Your swimming pool is made up of many moving parts and behind-the-scenes systems that keep your water flowing. Ontario is known for its frigid winters and cold temperatures can damage each of these systems, pieces of equipment and the structures themselves. The best way to prepare your pool for the winter is to break the process down into multiple steps, each of which address a different aspect of your water system. 

Step 1: Every closing should start with a cleaning. The reason for that is that leaving debris sitting in your pool water for months at a time is a shortcut to a contaminated water system. By vacuuming up sunken items from the bottom of the pool, skimming floating debris from pool surfaces and emptying skimmer baskets you are reducing the risk of algae blooms. 

Step 2: Once debris has been removed it is time to get started on the more complicated aspects of a pool closing. Cold temperatures make plastic brittle and cause water to freeze. When frozen, water will expand up to 9% which might seem like a small number but it is enough to causes pipes to burst. To prevent damage, it is important to drop the water level in an inground pool or install water bags in above ground pools. Dropping the water level prevents pool water from reaching vulnerable areas like pool pumps, return lines and plumbing lines. Winterizing drain plugs is another way of preventing water from seeping into sensitive areas. Before you drain the water from your pool consult an expert to avoid water damage, flooding and other issues. 

Step 3: Flush return lines to remove sitting water and remove detachable components so they can be dried and stored over the winter. This is also the best time to add winterizing chemicals to pool basins to reduce the risk of freezing and algae growth. Install a solid winter pool cover to discourage algae blooms. 

Puddle Pool Services: The Best Way to Close Your Pool 

If you want to protect your pool from winter weather, just call your friendly neighbourhood pool company. Ditch the simple test kit and have an expert provide in-depth pool closings designed to keep your swim space in great shape. An expert pool closing service doesn’t just help in fall, it is a major advantage when you want to open your pool in spring. Puddle pool technicians have years of industry experience in managing seasonal treatments as well as routine pool cleaning programs, changing sand filters or cartridge filters, inspections and even pool leak detection, so there is never a bad time to book your next service. 

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