Oliver Pool Closing

When the fall season rolls around, homeowners are busy weatherproofing structures and getting ready for the holidays. While you are busy indoors, swimming pools are left out in the cold — literally! The biggest risk facing the pools during the fall/winter seasons is freezing. BC might be known for mild winters but we do still get snow and the temperature still drops below 0. Protect your pool from the winter weather by calling Puddle for reliable and affordable Oliver pool closing services. 

When you want to close your pool for the off-season it takes more than throwing on a winter cover and hoping for the best. A proper closing protects pools from damage caused by freezing, reduces the rate of algae growth and helps to set the stage for an easier opening in spring. Calling in professional pool closing services is a great way to ensure your pool stays in great shape, all year long. 

Fall Pool Care: What to Do & When 

In British Columbia, pool owners have more options than other parts of the country when cold weather comes around. With options for both full closures and off-season cleaning programs, there is never a bad time to call a Puddle Pro. Many pool owners choose to shut their water systems down for the fall following the September long weekend. Basing your seasonal pool care around a date seems simple but it might not be the right move for your swim space. 

When the average outdoor temperatures reaches 15 degrees it is time to close your pool. Closing too early can mean missing out on the last warm days of summer while closing too late can lead to serious algae growth and potential damage. Instead of leaving outdoor pools at the mercy of the elements, have an expert help you get the best results. 

Closing: An effective closing starts with a thorough cleaning. You can’t close a pool when there is debris sitting inside. The next step (and probably the most important one) is to drop the water level inside swim spaces, flush return lines and winterizing drain plugs. This prevents water from seeping into vulnerable areas like plumbing lines and pool equipment where they can freeze and cause damage. Frozen water will expand up to 9% which is enough to cause pipes to burst. Winterizing chemicals are then applied to further prevent freezing and discourage algae growth and bacteria. 

Off-Season Cleaning Programs: Because the weather in BC tends to be mild over the winter season, closing isn’t your only option! Maintaining a bi-weekly cleaning program through the off-season helps to maintain water chemistry, ensure pool filters are clean and pumps are running. This method means when you want to open your pool in spring all you have to do is turn on the heater. 

Puddle Pool Care: Protecting Your Pool From Winter Weather 

Keeping your pool covered helps to keep debris out but it isn’t enough to prevent damage. After years of industry experience our team of highly trained Puddle technicians understand how to treat pools of all shapes and sizes and that means both above ground pools and inground models. 

Each member of the Puddle team is local to Oliver and the surrounding area so we understand how the elements impact your swim space. An improper closing can lead to serious and widespread damage, not only to your swimming pool but to surrounding areas as well. A burst pipe will lead to drowned lawns, icy areas, flooded basements, water damage and rot. Avoid unnecessary damage and the high costs of repairs and replacements by calling Puddle! 

In addition to great results, Puddle technicians bring peace of mind right to your front door with fully insured staff and services. We also strive to make proper pool care accessible for as many homes and businesses as possible and that means affordable rates and transparent pricing, so you are never surprised! 

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