The following video is an example of a normal swimming pool closing for an in-ground pool. When we are closing swimming pools we follow a well-defined process to ensure your pool will be well prepared to withstand average winters. Normally when we close swimming pools for the season we will remove the “normal” amount of dirt and leaves from pool. If the swimming pool includes cartridge filters, we will remove and thoroughly clean the cartridge and for sand and DE filter owners, we’ll do a thorough backwashing of the filter. We always add the appropriate amount of liquid shock and winter algaecide.
For aboveground pool owners we will disconnect and drain your filtration system, plug all the return lines and install the skimmer cover where applicable.
For in-ground pool owners, we’ll be using a high powered blower seen demonstrated in the video in order to blow out all the water from underground pipe lines and pool equipment. This is a critically important step to prevent cracked pipes and damage when the temperature goes below freezing. We add non-toxic antifreeze to prevent damage, plug all the return lines and add the skimmer gizmo to plug up the skimmer hole. And if you think the ‘big’ box stores are cheaper than us for antifreeze, not so! Our -60 degree antifreeze is only $6.95 per gallon and it’s made in Connecticut. Our prices are always fair.
Last, we will install your winter cover, pick up all of our debris and leave a clean job site. Call us now to schedule your pool closing.