Stoney Creek Pool Closing

There is a big difference between covering up your pool for a week while away on vacation, and shutting down for an entire season. Winters in Canada do not last for weeks, but for nearly half the year in some provinces. Leaving your pool to sit idle in cold temperatures for months at a time can result in widespread damage and the high costs of repairs and replacements. Hiring a professional for your Stoney Creek pool closing can help to keep your system running smoothly, avoiding damage and prepping for an easy opening, come spring.

Taking an amateur approach to seasonal pool maintenance does not just add another task to your to-do list, but it can lead to serious consequences if performed incorrectly. Improper draining can lead to drowned lawns, water damage, or rot, while chemical imbalance can lead to algae blooms and frozen pipes lead to damage. With so much riding on your seasonal pool care, it is better to leave it to the professionals.

What Makes Pool Closing So Important?

Throughout warmer weather, the main focus of pool care and maintenance is water chemistry. Many property owners are quick to balance the water inside their system as a matter of health and safety, while the more technical aspects are left unchecked over long periods. If this is the case, there are serious issues on the horizon, both structurally and mechanically.

Properly closing a pool can improve the look and condition of your water, but it can also help to prolong the lifespan of your system, keeping repair costs down and helping you to enjoy your swim space as much as possible, as soon as possible. There is a large amount of factors that contribute to the overall safety and wellbeing of swimming pools over the winter season. By breaking pool care into a multi-step process, our Puddle Pool technicians are able to treat the obvious surfaces and inner-most areas of your pool system.

Everyone knows that algae is enemy number one for pool owners. Try as you might to manage chlorine levels, or balance the water within your system, there is always an opportunity for bacteria and algae to thrive, but there are steps that you can take to prevent this invasive growth. Closing your pool too early, for example, can trap warm air inside covers, leading to a damp, covered, and dark area, which is perfect for algae and bacteria to thrive.

In the same way that closing too early can lead to trouble, so can waiting too long. The process of closing your pool for winter should be done when the average temperature is roughly 15 degrees. Waiting longer than this can mean freezing temperatures overnight, and frozen water in the mornings. As water freezes, it makes plastic brittle, leading to breakage to interior mechanisms. Expansion and contraction according to the cold can also cause cracks in concrete. In either case, freezing will damage vinyl liners and concrete foundations.

Pool accessories are expensive additions to any swim space, but they can help to increase enjoyment and help with some basic maintenance practices, such as a floating skimmer basket. Any professional pool closing service will consider accessories and pool equipment into their seasonal cleanup practices. In addition to drying and storing removable items, it is important to understand how something as simple as safety covers can impact the overall condition of your swim space. Mesh covers are great for summer, because it allows light to pass through, helping to heat water. Leaving a summer cover on during cold weather means encouraging algae to form. Consulting a Puddle technician means helpful tips and tricks regarding safety covers, as well as great results.

Puddle Pool Care: Not Your Average Pool Service

Puddle technicians are passionate about our work. Many people believe that pool cleaning services are only in demand throughout the summer months, but our technicians stay busy all year long. If you are looking to fully drain your pool, or simply winterize your swim space, no one does it better than a Puddle technician. With years of experience under our belts, Puddle Pros have seen and done it all!

When you are ready to drop the water level, winterize your drain plug and protect your pool pump, call a locally owned and operated company to get the job done right. Each member of the Puddle team is fully insured to protect your property and our experts. Call today for a free quote.

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