Closing your pool for the winter

Now that the weather is drawing in and the temperature is falling, it is the perfect time to start thinking about shutting down your pool for the winter. It is important that this is done correctly, or you can run into problems further along in the winter, or in the spring when you go to set up the pool for the summer.

1. Ensure that the levels of p.h. and calcium are at correct levels

This will ensure that the pool water and any residue left on the side of the pool are not at risk of bacterial growth over the winter

2. Clean the pool thoroughly

It will save a lot of time in the spring if the pool is clean before the winter, so any dirty marks do not get a chance to become solid over the winter.

3. Completely drain the pool and including all pipes and fixtures

This will reduce the risk of any ice building up in the pipes over the winter, as the last thing you will want is a burst pipe to have to repair in the spring!

4. Lubricate all O-Rings on the pool equipment

This will stop these becoming dry and cracking and therefore potential leaks in the spring

5. Cover the pool

It is important that the pool is covered over the winter, this will stop any debris getting into the pool and creating a mess. It will also stop animals (and people!) accidently falling and getting stuck in the pool, which could cause a shock in the spring.

We would be more than happy to assist and to close your swimming pool down for the winter, if you would like to discuss what we can do, then please call the office on: 01379674633.