Kitchener Seasonal Pool Maintenance

Swimming pools get a lot of attention during the height of the summer season but as temperatures drop, it is easy to overlook an outdoor swim space. As the seasons change, so do the needs of swimming pools. More than just managing water chemistry, proper pool care during the fall season can help to prevent algae, while spring pool care restores pools so they can be used safely. When you want to protect your pool for the winter or make the most out of spring call Puddle for your Kitchener seasonal pool maintenance. 

A quick internet search will come up with tons of tips for fall pool maintenance but not all of these are going to get desired results. For example, switching mesh pool covers for solid ones over the winter can help to reduce algae growth but this change over needs to be combined with winterizing pool chemicals to be effective. Instead of just keeping your pool covered and hoping for the best, trust a local expert to prep your pool for the winter months and open back up for swimmers in spring! 

Seasonal Pool Care: What to Do & When 

You might be quick to clean your pool during the height of summer but when it comes to spring cleaning you’ll need to do more than throw in a few chlorine pucks and skim the surface for debris. After months of sitting idle your pool is probably full of leaves and debris, some that is floating along water surfaces and some that has sunken to the bottom of the pool. In addition to debris, you’re going to be dealing with cloudy water, algae and more than likely, some pretty foul smells. Pool closings and openings work together to keep Kitchener pools running smoothly all year long, so make sure that they are done properly! 

Closing Your Pool: For Kitchener residents, all of Ontario is a winter wonderland but for your pool it is an extremely dangerous time. If pool water freezes over, owners are left with more than a headache. It takes long periods of freezing temperatures to turn a pool solid but small amounts of water inside return lines or around components will freeze much faster. For an inground pool it is important to drop the water level in your pool so it falls below the skimmer line as well as winterizing drain plugs to keep water out of sensitive areas. When dealing with an above ground pool preventing freezing often involves installing a water bag. 

Opening Your Pool: If you’ve ever opened your pool before, you know how complicated the process can be. Making the most out of the swim season starts in the first days of spring but you can’t just peel back pool covers and expect to see crystal clear water. Shock treatments will start to restore clarity, debris will need to be removed from the pool and skimmer baskets, filters need to be inspected and cleaned and any pool equipment that was removed will need to be reinstalled. A pool opening involves removing dirt and debris, as well as scrubbing away residue, balancing sanitizers, pH level, alkalinity and calcium. 

Puddle Pool Services: The Best Way to Prepare Your Pool For the Season 

Calling Puddle for your spring opening and fall pool care keeps your water systems in great shape all year long. Ditch the basic test kit and have an expert check your pool, prepare it for winter or restore it following the off season. Improper seasonal pool care puts added strain on your systems, wearing down on components and shortening their lifespan. Avoid unnecessary repairs and premature replacements by calling in an expert. Whether you are in the market for seasonal care or a routine pool program just call a Puddle Pro. 

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