Pool season officially ends when winter is coming. This is the time when you should make sure that your pool is ready to be closed. By closing your pool, you are making sure that it will be safe and clean for use during the next swimming season. If done properly, winterizing your pool can protect it from freezing, harmful debris build-up, and other potential problems throughout the cold weather months.
Although there are many services that we offer its customers, offering a winterization service is something that sets us apart from our competitors in the area. Other companies may do this as part of their end-of-season maintenance package. However, they usually wait until fall to perform this procedure which leaves pools open longer than necessary with no routine maintenance being performed on them during this crucial time period. The last thing you want to do is close your pool before it has been properly prepared.
The following list will let you know all that needs to be done to prepare a pool for winter. Keep in mind that these are standard methods that we perform at our company and may vary from one pool to the next.
- Drain water from all pools, hot tubs, spas, fountains, ponds or water features down to between 32% and 35%, usually located on your equipment pad or skimmer
- Remove any debris or waste material from the bottom of the pool using a debris vacuum- this step is very important because, without proper removal of organic matter, algae can grow quickly during winter months when there is no circulation to keep them clean
- Apply non-toxic winterizing chemicals to the water, which slow down the formation of algae by lowering free chlorine levels and stabilizing pH levels
- Clean pool equipment before closing, using standard pool equipment cleaner
- Shock treats the pool- this process is done to oxidize any organic material that was not removed from your pool during vacuuming. Organic material will settle at the bottom of your pool if not treated with a shock treatment
- Brush all surfaces of tile or pebble finishes in order to remove any stains
Winter Pool Service Pricing Information
Winterization service performed on each individual pool may vary depending on its size, shape/layout, age, and other factors. We offer several pricing options for our winterization service. We can provide you with a detailed price quote if you call us or fill out the form on our contact page.