St. Thomas Seasonal Pool Maintenance

At the height of summer having to clean your pool feels like a no-brainer but as the seasons change and swim spaces are used less often it stops being a priority. Whether you are going into the swim season or are closing it out, proper pool care is key to maintaining good condition and avoiding damage. Instead of taking a risk on your pool condition, call a local Puddle Pro. St. Thomas seasonal pool maintenance can help to protect your swim space from the winter weather and help to make the most out of the swim season. 

All it takes is one quick internet search to come up with dozens of tips for fall pool maintenance but not all of these are effective. There is nothing worse than following a pool closing program that you found online only to end up with a DIY disaster. Swimming pools are made to be durable but they aren’t a match for an Ontario winter, so call a local expert for timely and efficient closings, or set you up for a successful swim season with a pool opening. 

Seasonal Pool Care: Prepping Your Pool For a New Season 

Throughout the year your swimming pool is left at the mercy of the elements and while you are bundled up to avoid a chill, your pool is left out in the cold. Instead of just throwing in a bit of pool shock or algaecides, proper pool care requires a multi-step approach that involves treating surfaces as well as the internal water systems that keep water flowing. 

Closing Your Pool: When the fall season rolls around it is time for fall pool care. The best time to close your pool for the season is when the average outdoor temperature reaches 15 degrees. Protecting your pool from cold weather means dropping the water level and winterizing drain plugs. These steps keep water out of vulnerable areas where it might freeze, causing plastic to become brittle and pipes to burst. It is also a good idea to remove any and all debris that is sitting inside your pool. Over time floating items will become water-logged and sink to the bottom of the pool along with heavier items. Unwanted items will sit against liners and rot, causing permanent stains and discolourations. By removing debris and emptying the skimmer basket you are reducing the risk of unwanted growth and stains.

Opening Your Pool: Spring pool care not only means a deep clean, it means undoing everything that was done on closing. This means refilling the water level and opening drain plugs to allow circulation systems to flow. From here, it is time to balance water chemistry which often begins with a shock treatment. Once settled, standard pool chemicals can be applied to balance pH levels, total alkalinity and calcium. Even if you’ve kept your pool covered over the winter, debris has a way of finding its way inside. This means having to remove debris from the pool basin, as well as skimmer baskets and pool filters. 

Puddle Pool Services: Expert Pool Care For Every Season 

For pool owners throughout the St. Thomas area, it can be difficult to keep up the demands of a swimming pool and that is even worse when heading into a new season. It is easy to focus on pool water alone but when you want the best results for your pool at home or in a commercial space, it is important to consider water systems inside and out. Luckily, there are Puddle technicians in your area who are ready to swing into action at any time of year. 

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