Ladysmith Pool Closing

Even in an Oceanside setting, a swimming pool is an excellent addition to any home or commercial space. You might use your pool on a daily basis throughout the summer season but when the weather gets chilly, it is time to think about closing down your water systems. When fall comes around, homeowners are busy weatherproofing their living spaces, and getting ready for a changing of the seasons — but what about your pool? Ladysmith pool closing protects swimming pools from the cold, reduces risk and makes opening in spring even easier.

There is no set schedule for fall pool maintenance. The opportune time to shut down water systems will vary based on the average outdoor temperature and weather patterns. Waiting too long to close your pool for the winter can result in serious damage, while closing too early can mean missing out on the last days of summer. When the average outdoor temperature reaches 15 degrees, it is a good idea to call a Puddle Pro to organize your closure or start an off-season pool cleaning program.

What Winter Does To Your Pool

British Columbia is known for mild but rainy winters. Even if you are not dealing with several months of sub-zero temperatures like other parts of the country, that doesn’t mean that pool water can’t freeze. It takes seriously cold weather to freeze an entire pool basin but small amounts of water will freeze easily. Cold temperatures, freezing water and even the type of pool covers that you use will have a major impact on the overall condition of your swimming pool. In order to prevent unnecessary damage, our team of Puddle technicians address swim spaces at every level for the best possible results.

Water Care: During the summer, water chemistry is a top priority for pool owners but when not in use, pool water is often overlooked. Winterizing chemicals can reduce the risk of algae growth while preventing freezing. When managing an inground pool, it is important to drop the water levels to below the jets and skimmers to prevent frigid water from causing damage. Cold makes plastic brittle, so having pool water seep into return lines and sensitive areas can lead to breakage and unexpected damage. Blowing out lines and winterizing drain plugs reduces the risk of damage. When it is time to drain the water, an amateur approach can result in drowned lawns, water damage, rot and mold, so it is always better to call an expert. In an above ground pool, installing air bags can help to prevent freezing.

Pool Equipment: Throughout the course of the year swimming pools experience wear and tear. When closing down for the season, visual inspections and testing are important to ensuring that your water systems stay strong though the winter. Inspecting filtration systems gives insight into the condition of both cartridge filters and sand filters. This is also the ideal time to swap out a mesh pool cover for a solid winter cover, or safety covers. Solid covers reduce the amount of sunlight that reaches pool water and with that, reduces the risk of algae growth.

Off-Season Pool Programs: Some pool owners choose to close swim spaces for winter but others prefer to leave them open and reduce the frequency of their cleanings. Instead of standard weekly cleanings, an off-season program drops services to every two weeks, maintaining chemical levels, removing debris and emptying skimmer baskets and keeping pools in great shape. Choosing this option means pool owners go into the spring season with an already clean pool, so all you need to do is flip on the heater and dive on in.

A simple test kit will help to keep up with necessary chlorine levels and water chemistry but they can’t help you close your pool. For the best pool closing service in Ladysmith, call a Puddle technician today.

Puddle Pool Services: Expert Pool Closing in Ladysmith

No matter the season, Puddle technicians are ready and available to keep pools in great shape, all across Ladysmith. As the seasons change, so do the needs of your pool and our Puddle Pros are here to help you keep up. Every member of the Puddle team is local to the Ladysmith area, so we understand the climate and the needs of your space. Highly trained and experienced pool specialists are able to protect pools from the cold or just during prolonged periods of disuse. The most common time to close a pool is during the fall season but it is also a good idea during an extended vacation.

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