Your swimming pool served you well this summer, but by now, the endless parties and barbecues are just a distant dream. It’s time to call a pool services professional to ensure your pool is ready for the winter season.
Winterizing your pool will protect it from damage and keep it clean. It will also save you time and money. Winterizing it can be done by yourself or with the help of professionals in your city. Getting a pool closing service from a professional can be a bit of a hassle, but there are some steps that you can take to make sure that your pool is ready to close.
Balance The Water
Before you close your pool, make sure that its pH, calcium hardness and alkalinity are at the ideal levels. This will prevent buildup and corrosion.
Clean The Pool
Use a pool skimmer to remove all the debris from the pool. Then, vacuum and brush the pool. Make sure that the pool is closed the same day that you intend to have it closed, so that the debris doesn't appear again.
Clean And/Or Remove The Filter
Although it’s possible to remove the filter, it’s important to thoroughly clean it to remove any impurities and prevent it from freezing. Aside from keeping the water clean, draining the pool should also be done to prevent it from freezing. Also, cleaning the filter will remove any dirt or oil that might have built up inside the unit.
Remove Any Pool Accessories
You’ll also want to remove anything that can damage the pool.
Once all of the necessary steps have been completed, your pool services professional will be able to perform the remaining closing services. This will include draining and lowering the pool's water level, as well as winterizing the plumbing and preparing for the inevitable pool-freeze.
Getting your pool closed by a professional can help keep it safe and secure for the long run.
This post was originally published on HBPools
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