Saanich Pool Closing

Compared to other parts of the country, Saanich experiences relatively mild winters but that doesn’t mean that it is all smooth sailing throughout the cold season! As the fall season comes around homeowners are often busy getting ready for the holidays, packing away camping gear and getting cozy indoors. While all of this is happening, your swimming pool is left out in the elements. While pool care might be a top priority during warmer weather, they tend to be overlooked when they aren’t being used. Professional Saanich pool closing services protect your pool from cold weather and the damage that comes along with it.

The weather in Saanich can be unpredictable. What might start out as a warm sunny day can finish off with freezing temperature and even frosts or snow. Cold snaps happen and when they do, they can damage your swimming pool and water systems. Instead of just covering your pool for the winter and hoping for the best, have an expert close it down and set the stage for an easier opening in spring.

Why Should You Close Your Pool For Winter

A bit of snow can turn the Saanich area into a winter wonderland but a bit of cold can cause serious damage to a swimming pool. Freezing temperatures cause plastic to become brittle and frozen water expands inside plumbing lines. Water expands up to 9% and while that doesn’t sound like much, it is enough to cause materials to warp and can burst pipes. This means water damage, flooding and the need for expensive replacements. Don’t wait for the worst-case scenario when you can call a Puddle Pro instead.

When closing a pool system for the off-season, or for long periods of disuse, it is best to break the closure process down into steps, each addressing a different aspect of your water system:

Pool Water: When being used often, water condition is a top priority for pool owners. As seasons change, water chemistry stops being a point of focus. This opens the door for algae growth and bacteria buildup. In order to avoid frozen pipes and damaged drain plugs, it is important to drop the water level in inground pools. In above ground pools installing air or water bags is often enough to prevent water from freezing.

Monitoring Pool Equipment: A changing of the season is the ideal time to assess the condition of necessary equipment around your pools. Pool equipment is a broad term that covers everything from vinyl liners, return lines, pool pumps, filters and more. If cartridge filters are clogged up with small items they can be removed, cleaned and replaced. Pressure gauges dictate whether or not sand filters need to be emptied and refilled with new sand. This is also an opportunity to remove detachable components to be dried and stored over the cold season, preventing cracking and breakage.

Dealing With Debris: Even keeping your pool covered is not enough to prevent debris from sneaking inside. When left to sit, pools will experience debris that floats along water surfaces, clog up skimmer baskets and sinks to the bottom of the pool. A full clean before closing helps to get rid of any existing buildup.

Puddle Pool Services: Fall Pool Care You Can Count On

Seasonal pool care requires more than just a standard test kit and skimming. After years of industry experience our team of Puddle technicians understand how to get the best results, no matter the time of year. When the average outdoor temperature reaches 15 degrees, it is time to stop worrying about chlorine levels alone and should focus on closing down for the off-season. Calling a Puddle Pro means protecting your pool from damage, reducing the need for repairs and replacements and can help to set the stage for an easier opening in spring.

In addition to closing pools completely, our technicians offer an off-season treatment plan that allows them to remain open and helps to make opening in spring that much easier. Each member of the team is highly trained and experienced, as well as fully insured to provide peace of mind, excellent results and top customer service.

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