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7 Useful Tips for Closing Your Pool

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As the leaves begin to fall and the temperature starts to drop, it’s a sure sign that pool season is coming to an end. Closing your pool properly is essential to protect it from potential damage during the colder months. 

At Mastercraft Pool & Spa, we understand the importance of a seamless pool closing process. That’s why we offer our professional pool closing service to ensure your swimming pool is winterized correctly, saving you time and worries. 

1. Balance Water Chemistry Before Closing Your Pool

Before closing your pool, it’s crucial to ensure that the water chemistry is balanced. The pH level should be between 7.4 and 7.6, and the alkalinity should be in the range of 80 to 120 parts per million (ppm). We recommend shock-treating the water and adding an algaecide to prevent any potential growth during the winter months.

2. Clean and Vacuum Thoroughly

Cleanliness is key when it comes to closing your pool effectively. Remove any debris from the surface and bottom of the pool using a skimmer net and a vacuum. Debris left in the pool can decompose over the winter and may lead to water contamination or staining.

3. Lower Water Level

To protect your pool from potential freeze damage, lower the water level below the skimmer and return lines. However, be cautious not to drain the pool entirely, as this can lead to structural damage if the groundwater rises during the winter.

4. Drain Pool Equipment Before Closing Your Pool

Properly drain all the pool equipment, including the pump, filter, and heater. Water left inside these components can freeze and cause damage. If you are unsure how to do this, our pool service technicians can take care of it for you. 

5. Winterize Pool Plumbing

Before closing your pool, ensure all the pool plumbing is clear to prevent damage in freezing temperatures. Blow out the lines to remove water and plug all jet and return openings to protect against water entry that would cause pipes to crack.

6. Install a Winter Pool Cover Before Closing Your Pool

Invest in a high-quality pool cover to protect your pool from debris and harsh weather conditions. Properly secure the cover using water bags, wall clips, or a spring and strap system to keep it in place throughout the winter.

7. Consider Pool Accessories

If you have pool accessories like diving boards, slides, or handrails, remove and store them for the winter. This prevents potential damage caused by winter weather and makes it easier to cover the pool securely.

Why Choose Mastercraft Pool & Spa for Professional Pool Closing Service?

At Mastercraft Pool & Spa, we take pride in our extensive experience and expertise in pool maintenance and closing. By choosing our professional pool closing service, you’ll benefit from:

  • A knowledgeable team: Our pool technicians are highly trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of pool maintenance and closing, ensuring a thorough and effective winterization process.
  • Time and cost savings: Closing a pool can be time-consuming and requires specific tools and equipment. With our service, you can save time and avoid the expense of purchasing specialized closing supplies.
  • Peace of mind: Entrusting your pool closing to professionals gives you peace of mind, knowing that your pool will be protected and properly maintained during the off-season.
  • Customized solutions: We understand that each pool is unique, and our team will tailor the closing process to meet the specific needs of your pool.

As summer draws to a close, taking the time to properly close your pool will ensure it remains in top condition for the next season. With the help of Mastercraft Pool & Spa’s professional pool closing service, you can be confident that your pool will be winterized effectively and ready for use when the warm weather returns. 

Don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule your pool closing service and leave the hard work to the experts!


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