Pool Openings and Closings


Our pool opening service consists of the following:

  • Removal, folding, and storing of the cover in a cover bag, if available. Cover will be left at poolside to allow water to drain out of it, after which customer can put it in a shed, garage, etc. 
  • Removal of all winterizing plugs and gizmos (skimmer blowout tubes) from pool;
  • Installation of directional return fittings, hydrotherapy fittings (if applicable). circulation jets (if applicable), ladders, handrails, skimmer baskets, gauges, etc.
  • Prepping of the equipment pad, filter system re-assembly,
  • System startup, and leak inspection;
  • Heater start-up and ignition test (if applicable);
  • Testing of GFCI outlets at electrical post;
  • Removal of timer pins. Please allow the system to run 24 hours before setting timer pins or placing the system back on scheduled automation.

All required materials for the opening (including, but not limited to, eyeball directional jets, ladders, ladder bumpers, handrails, safety cover storage bags, etc.) must be available poolside for our technicians. Missing items will require an additional service call at customer’s expense to complete a proper opening. 

Additional services upon request

  • Water treated with shock and algaecide ($60.00);
  • Heater cleaning ($55.00)
  • Salt cell cleaning ($75.00)

SALT SYSTEMS: Our technicians will leave salt systems OFF because the water may be too cold for the cell to produce chlorine, and the water will have to circulate for 24 hours before verifying the salt level.

24 HOURS AFTER OUR TECHNICIANS LEAVE: It is the homeowner’s responsibility to obtain a water test from a reputable pool store in order to properly balance the pool water with appropriate chemicals.

All winterization items will be left POOLSIDE for the homeowner to put away for the summer season. 

NO POOL CLEANINGS: Pool cleanings and vacuumings are NOT part of the Pool Opening Service and are not services that we offer at this time. It is up to the homeowner to clean the pool after opening.


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
  • Grottos
  • Heaters
  • Waterfalls
  • 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
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