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Tips to Start Preparing Your Pool for Closing

If you’ve decided it’s time to say farewell to your pool until next season, than it’s time to book your appointment for your pool closing date. Dive in and enjoy the luxury of being a pool owner while you still can because once the pool is closed, it’ll be a few long months of winter before we feel warm weather again in the Niagara region.

Here’s what you can do to help prepare for your pool closing appointment:

  1. SKIM, VACUUM, BRUSH

Remove any dirt or debris that could be floating at the surface of the water.  Be as thorough as possible as it is the last time you’ll be cleaning the water before the Spring.  Any dirt or debris left behind can be a real hassle when it comes time to open the pool. Vacuum the bottom of the pool and brush the walls to remove any build of grime and algae.

  1.  LOWER THE WATER LEVEL

Bring the water level down to below the return jets to prevent any damage during the winter however, be careful not to reduce the water level too much!  You need enough water to weigh down the pool if or when the soil beneath the pool freezes and expands over the winter.

  1.  CHECK THE CHEMISTRY

Your pool water should be treated at least 5 days prior to closing.  The pool’s water chemistry before closing is very important to reduce any risk for corrosion and to prevent scale build up.  

Total alkalinity should be between 80 and 120ppm, while the pH level should be between 7.2 and 7.6

To book your pool closing in the Niagara region contact Total Pro Pools.  For all your pool needs, trust a total pro!

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