If you have spent time enjoying your swimming pool this year, but that dreaded time has come for pool closing, you may be wondering where to get started. Do you really need to complete any specific steps? Can’t you just throw the pool cover on and call it done?
While there are many enjoyable things about owning a swimming pool, the reality is that they also require some work to keep them in good shape. When it comes to pool closing, here are the four essential things that must be done:
- Cleaning – Before closing your pool, the first thing you’ll want to do is remove any debris, leaves, or other items that may have fallen into your water. You’ll also want to do a thorough cleaning of your pool liner.
- Draining – For most pools, the general rule of thumb is to drain the water level to just below the skimmer. This helps to protect the pool liner from cracking and damage, while also allowing safe expansion and contraction of your pool throughout the winter months.
- Chemicals – Adding the right winterizing chemicals during pool closing will not only help keep the remaining pool water clean, but it will also help to protect the other parts of your pool.
- Covering – Adding a pool cover is an essential part of pool closing. Not only is it an important safety feature, but it will also keep the elements and debris from overtaking your pool if there is any winter weather.
If all of that sounds like too much work, all you need to do is reach out to us at Carolina Pool Builders, Inc., and we’ll be happy to take care of your pool closing this year. We are just a phone call away!