Maple Ridge Pool Closing

It is always hard to say goodbye to summer sunshine but it is even harder to say goodbye to your daily swim! As the weather starts to cool off, swim spaces are used less often and pool care becomes an afterthought. A single cold snap can lead to serious damage for water systems. Instead of waiting for the worst-case scenario, call a Puddle technician to close your pool. Maple Ridge pool closing services protect water systems through winter or long periods of disuse, reduce risks and make opening in spring even easier.

The goal of fall pool care is to protect swimming pools from unexpected damage caused by freezing temperatures, neglect and the elements. The closing process will change based on the style of pool, so it is important to know exactly what you are working with. For example, the way to close down an inground pool won’t be the same as closing an above ground pool. When you want the best results for your swimming pool, call a Puddle technician for a reliable, multi-step approach to shutting systems down.

How to Close Your Pool For Winter

When pools are being used, water chemistry and debris removal will often be a top priority. As temperatures drop, chemical levels and cleanliness are still important, but so are internal mechanisms and water systems. When the average outdoor temperature reaches 15 degrees, it is time to start thinking about closing down for the season. At this point, cold snaps can happen. Frozen temperatures cause plastic to become brittle, which means shorter life spans and more breakage. Before you put those winter covers on, have a technician prep your pool for the winter.

Getting Started: It takes prolonged periods of exposure to freezing temperatures for large bodies of water to freeze over. Small amounts of water, on the other hand, can freeze over quickly. Pool water that is sitting around pool pumps or in return lines will freeze readily and can cause widespread damage. Frozen water expands up to 9%, which doesn’t sound like much but is enough to cause pipes to burst. Dropping the water levels so they fall below jets and skimmers keeping water out of sensitive areas. Winterizing drain plugs is also important to preventing water from seeping into vulnerable areas where it can freeze and cause damage.

Managing Debris & Water Treatments: Preventing algae is important no matter the time of year, but it is difficult to keep up with over the course of the off-season. Winterizing chemicals can help to reduce the risk of algae blooms from taking over. While you might not be concerned with chlorine levels during the off-season, it is important to inspect water condition once in a while to ensure you aren’t going to pull back winter or safety covers to find a swamp.

Protecting Pool Equipment: In order to protect pool components, it is a good idea to remove detachable items to be dried and stored until spring. It is also important to blow out the lines of your water system to prevent freezing. It is also a good idea to check up on filtration systems. In the event that cartridge filters are showing signs of strain or damage, it is good to know before the winter takes a toll, allowing an opportunity to organize repairs or replacements. In the case of a sand filter, it is always better to know when a sand replacement is on the horizon in order to organize appointments or budget for the service.

Local pool specialists understand what makes your swim space tick, at any time of year. Each member of the team is highly trained and experienced, as well as fully insured to protect properties, technicians and surrounding areas. Don’t leave your pool out in the cold, call a Puddle Pro instead!

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Ryan Shaw
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Had my pool heater serviced by Kat. She was able to make it a day earlier than scheduled and even though I wasn't home, she kept me informed along the way via phone and sent me photos as updates. I'll be sure to use Puddle Pools again!

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I would hands down use Kat again. I will use her next year for opening and closing the pool. Kat did the most stellar job and I cannot say enough good things about her.

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We are newbies to owning a pool so needless to say it was pretty daunting to navigate through the maintenance. We feel very fortunate to have met Kat Lopez who not only helped explained the process, but walked us through it step by step. She is very patient and prompt in replying to queries. She would arrive on time when she said she would, efficient in using her time whenever she is onsite. She also provides a detailed report after every appointment so there was no second guessing on what was accomplished. Talk about professionalism at its best! The rates are reasonable. Our family is grateful we came across Puddle Pools! The rates are reasonable. We are happy to support a local business. We hope the owners know how fortunate they are to have Kat on their team! Thank you for all your help, Kat!

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