Pool Closing Information
Our Pool Closing Service includes the following:
- Remove Timer pins.
- Power down automation systems.
- Turn off breakers at the poolside.
- Remove return jet fittings.
- Remove skimmer baskets.
- Winterize the pool’s plumbing lines: Blowout and seal lines using plugs and skimmer tubes like Gizzmos (green) and blowouts (blue).
- Remove handrails.
- Remove ladders.
- Remove drain plugs from the equipment components (filter, pump, chemical feeder, and heater). Usually stored for the winter in the pump housing basket.
- Remove the sight glass and pressure gauge.
- Set valves (including the multiport) to their designated, winterized positions.
- Install the main pool cover. A safety cover or tarp cover with waterbags (or waterboxes) is recommended.
Additional services available at added cost:
- Winterizing Chemicals added (upon request, $45). Usually non-chlorine shock and winter algaecide.
- Equipment removal.
- Safety Fence removal & having to work around.
- Additional cover.
- 2nd motors.
- In-floor Cleaning systems (Paramount, Caretaker, A&A).
Services not available at Closing:
- Pool Water Balancing.
- Pool Cleaning.
- Pool Draining.
- Diving board removal.
- Filter backwashing.
- Debris removal.
How to prepare for Closing:
- Have all necessary pool equipment ready at the poolside, including the pool cover, drain plugs, jet plates, blowouts/Gizzmos, and any additional equipment specific to your pool setup.
- Ensure easy accessibility to pool equipment (pump, filter, heater, etc.) by keeping it unobstructed.
- Remove all pool toys, inflatables, and floating devices.
- Keep the gas and electricity on until our winterization process is completed.
- Clean the pool surface by skimming debris from the water and vacuuming the pool floor.
- Balance water chemistry by ensuring pH, alkalinity, and chlorine levels are within recommended ranges.
- Clear the pool area of personal items, including furniture, umbrellas, and poolside accessories.
- Trim back overhanging branches or foliage that might shed leaves or debris into the pool.
Completing these tasks and having the necessary equipment ready will help us provide efficient and effective winterization services for your pool. Starting with a clean and balanced pool contributes to better water quality and reduces the risk of equipment damage during the winter months. If you have questions or need further guidance, please contact us; we’re here to assist you.
Our technicians typically work even through light rain. However, inclement weather slows them down or even prevents them from doing certain jobs. In the event that our technicians are not able to complete all of their work for the day because of the weather, the office will call you to reschedule your pool opening. We ask that you please be patient with us should this happen. In such a case, many other customers would need to be rescheduled as well, and we will do our best to accommodate everyone and get our customers’ pools opened as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.