No one likes to think about closing their pool for the season. It means nice summer days are gone, and the cold and snow will be coming soon. We’ve made it far into fall, so you’re probably reluctantly thinking, “Is it time to winterize my pool yet?” Well, we have an answer for you, but you may not like it.
When Should I Winterize My Pool?
If you ask five different people, “Is it time to winterize my pool yet?”, they’ll give you five different answers. Some people think you should just close your pool for the winter at Labor Day like all of the public pools. And for some people this works. School has started back up, so you won’t be using your pool that often anyway. Why not take advantage of the three-day weekend to winterize it?
But some people still want a little more time in their pool. If you lived in a warmer state, you may have all of the time in the world. But right now, we’re talking about all of our friends in Wisconsin. Up north, you can make your pool season last into October with a pool heater. But once those temperatures start hanging around 50-60 degrees regularly, it’s going to be time to winterize your pool.
Why Do I Need to Winterize My Pool?
When it comes to the end of the pool season, you probably hear two terms used a lot: closing for the season and winterizing your pool. Both of these terms pretty much mean the same thing. It means you’re done using your pool for the season (either by choice or by necessity), so you’re getting it ready for the off season.
When it starts getting cooler outside, you’re naturally not going to use your pool as much. And when it gets freezing outside, you’re not going to use your pool at all. You could keep your pool running all winter and pay for the utilities. But, you’d also be risking water freezing in your pump and filter, which would be a major repair.
By winterizing your pool, you are completely shutting down your pool for the off season, closing up shop, and dreaming of those sunny rays of summer next year. Don’t forget to drain the water under the skimmer line, unplug everything, give your pool a good cleaning, and make sure your pool’s pipes are ready for the winter. This way, your pool will be in tip-top shape once summer comes around again.
How Do I Close My Pool for the Winter?
Winterizing your pool is a more complicated process than it may seem. It’s not just as simple as draining your pool, putting your cover on it, and calling it good. You have to clear your pipes of water, make sure you unplug absolutely everything, seal the pipes, store the equipment, and more.
So, don’t winterize your pool yourself! Instead, book a pool closing service with The Pool People. We’ll come to your home and winterize your pool for you. Instead of worrying if you did everything right, you can trust that our technicians have it covered. Your pool will be nice and protected until the nice weather comes around again. Then, give us a call, and we can open your pool for you when the spring sun is here again.