It’s been another really fun summer. But once again, the summer season is coming to a close, and it’s time to start thinking about closing your pool. The key to a successful pool closing is planning ahead and making sure that you have everything you will need to close it the right way. Doing this will prevent you from having to deal with problems in the spring when you open it back up. Here are some helpful tips for planning ahead when closing your pool.
Check to see if you need a new pool cover.
There’s nothing more frustrating than going to close your pool and suddenly realizing that your old pool cover just isn’t going to cut it this winter. It’s a good idea to take the pool cover out a few days before your closing to inspect it for any obvious signs of damage. You should also think about when you bought the cover and decide whether or not it’s time for a new one. Winter covers typically only last for a few years at most, so if it’s been awhile since you’re replaced yours, it might be time for a new one.
Keep a close eye on your water chemistry.
In the days leading up to a pool closing, you should monitor your pool water chemistry to make sure it’s balanced. You are going to need to add chemicals to it during your closing, and those chemicals won’t work well if your pool water isn’t balanced. So keep an eye on your water chemistry and then continue to keep an eye out on a weekly basis once your pool has been closed. This will help you keep the chemistry in line with what it should be during the colder months.
Inspect freeze sensors regularly if your pool is equipped with them.
If the water on the surface of your pool freezes during the winter, it’s not a huge deal. It will thaw in the spring and won’t present any big problems. However, if you have winter in your pool equipment that freezes, it might do serious damage to it. You can prevent this by instilling freeze sensors that will turn certain pool equipment on when it gets too cold. This will stop water from freezing. Just make sure you inspect these freeze sensors to make sure they’re in good working order before you close your pool.
Has closing your pool become too much of a hassle for you? Charlie’s Pool Service can assist you with your pool closing and make sure the job gets done right. Call us at 214-704-6391 today to schedule a closing.