St. Catharines Seasonal Pool Maintenance

Regular pool cleaning is a lot to keep up with but it is even more difficult when the seasons begin to change. A proper pool closing can protect swim spaces from the damage caused by cold weather while proper openings can help to make the most out of the swim season. In order for these to be effective they have to be done right and that means a multi-step process, a technical approach and the right tools for the job — and that can be a lot! Hiring professional St. Catharines seasonal pool maintenance services keep pools in great shape all year long. 

Ontario winters are marked by cold weather and a ton of snow while spring and summer are scorching hot. This big swing can have a negative impact on the overall condition of your pool, not just in terms of visuals but in function as well. Keep pools and spas in great shape by calling an expert for all of your seasonal pool care needs. 

How to Get Your Pool Ready For a New Season 

If you have ever opened your pool on your own, you understand just how complicated the process can be. An amateur approach doesn’t just produce subpar results, it can mean missing out on the first warm days of spring. Just balancing pool water after being stagnant throughout the winter months can take days or weeks, which means missing out on the first days of the swim season but it also means wasting time, energy and money on trial and error. 

Spring Pool Care: After sitting stagnant for months, pool owners are likely to pull back winter pool covers only to find water looking more like a swamp than an appealing place to take a dip. If you are dealing with cloudy or discoloured water, foul smells and debris it’ll take more than a basic test kit to restore water condition. Getting your pool ready for use means restoring water levels, opening up drain plugs and reinstalling any equipment that might have been removed and stored. From there, it is time to vacuum up sunken debris, skim pool surfaces and empty skimmer baskets. Then it takes heavy duty chemical applications to restore water chemistry, not only for sanitizer levels like chlorine or bromine but pH levels, total alkalinity and calcium. 

Fall Pool Care: Protecting your pool from the winter and fall season is key to avoiding damage. Sub-zero temperatures make plastic brittle and cause water to freeze. It would take a long while for an entire pool to freeze over but for small amounts of water inside plumbing and return lines or around pool equipment it happens pretty quick. When water freezes, it expands up to 9% and that is enough to cause pipes to burst. Dropping the water level so it falls a few inches below the skimmer line and winterizing drain plugs prevents water from seeping into sensitive areas where it can freeze and cause damage. Technicians then apply a combination of speciality winter pool chemicals to prevent freezing and algae. In the case of an above ground pool, installing a water bag will help to reduce the risk of freezing. 

Calling Puddle Pool Services for your seasonal pool care means protecting your swim space from the elements all year long. With options for closures on outdoor pools and off-season cleaning programs for indoor spaces, there is something that fits the needs and budget of homes and businesses across St. Catharines and the surrounding area. 

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