Richmond Pool Closing

British Columbia is known for its mild winters but just because temperatures aren’t subzero doesn’t mean that your pool isn’t at risk. In an ideal world, closing your pool system for the winter would be as simple as throwing on winter covers and forgetting about it until spring but the truth is, a proper closure is much more involved than that. Luckily, calling a Puddle technician for your Richmond pool closing can help to protect your swim space from cold weather, improve visual appeal, avoid damage and make opening back up in spring even easier.

Making the most out of the swim season starts in fall! Even though you are not using it regularly, swimming pools need care, attention and regular inspections to ensure that they are in good shape. By calling an experienced technician for your off-season pool care or closures, you can rest assured that your swim space is in good shape no matter the time of year.

Fall Pool Care: What Goes Into A Pool Closing Service?

Closing a pool for winter requires a multi-step approach that involves treating pool water, as well as the systems that keep it moving. Without technical experiences and resources, it is easy to overlook steps in the closing process. Missing just one aspect of a closing can result in damaged pool equipment, contaminated water, being overrun with algae growth or other issues. When you want to protect your water systems, it is important to view your swimming pool as a series of individual parts all working together.

Filtration System: It is never a good idea to let debris sit in pool systems for any length of time and especially not an entire season. It is important to skim debris from water surfaces, vacuum unwanted items from the bottom of the pool, empty skimmer baskets and check pool filters. Cartridge filters can be removed, cleaned and replaces, while sand filters will need to be emptied and replaced with fresh sand every 5 years or so.

Pool Water: Even if you aren’t swimming in it, pool water plays a huge role in the overall condition of your swim space. Water is more likely to freeze in small amounts. Even if the entire pool is not frozen over, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t a small amount of water that can freeze in return lines or around the pump. Dropping the water levels in swimming pools so they fall below jets skimmer lines and winterizing drain plugs reduces the risk of internal freezing. An application of winter chemicals can help to reduce the risk of algae growth.

Pool Equipment & Components: When dealing with an inground pool, it is important to reduce water levels so they fall below the jets and skimmers. This prevents water from seeping inside where it can freeze. Frozen water makes plastic brittle and is known to expand up to 9%, which can cause pipes and plumbing lines to burst. In an above ground pool, installing air or water bags can prevent freezing. Detachable components should also be removed and dried for storage to avoid damage caused by cold weather.

Off-Season Pool Care: Puddle technicians are not only busy during the summer but throughout the fall season and winter as well. Property owners can choose between a full pool closure or a reduced treatment schedule. In the case of a regular pool program, technicians arrive on-scene bi-weekly where they test and balance water chemistry, remove debris and perform visual inspections of vinyl liners and water systems to make sure that everything is functional. This makes opening back up in spring as simple as needing to turn on heaters and hopping on in.

Puddle Pool Services: Expert Closures Across Richmond

Before you cover your pool for the cold season, it is always a good idea to consult a local expert. Puddle experts provide affordable pool closings designed to protect your pool and its components through the off-season and help homeowners protect their investment throughout the year.

Each member of the Puddle team is local to the Richmond area, so we understand exactly what your swim space is up against. Don’t bother with trial and error when there are technicians in your area who can get the best results the first time around. In addition to great results, Puddle technicians provide peace of mind through fully insured services and teams.

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Kat from Puddle Pool Services is great. She’s punctual, thorough and always does a great job. My pool and spa have never looked better!

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