When the summer comes to a close, it’s time to winterize your property. This might mean bringing certain plants inside to warmer temperatures, having sprinkler lines cleared of remaining water, and disconnecting hoses, but for pool owners, it also means pool closing. Here at Cayman Pool & Spa, we want to help you with this process. We have a pool closing checklist that we hope will simplify the pool closing process for you.
- Take out the hand rails and ladder. Removing these items is a critical step that ensures the tarp or cover placement will be snug and secure.
- Clean out leaves and other debris. Leaves and other yard debris can clog the lines in your pool. They also can decompose over the course of the winter, creating many problems with the chemical balance of your pool, so make sure you remove all debris.
- Ensure correct water composition. Test your water composition before closing. You will want to adjust your pool water composition to winterizing chemicals.
- Lower the water level. When you winterize a pool, lowering the water level is important. Lower the water level to below the pool’s return jet so water does not enter into the lines.
- Drain both the filter and the pump. Once water has been lowered, it’s time to drain the filter and the pump. These pieces of your pool need to be winterized properly to reduce the chance of freezing.
- Put on the cover. Next, it’s time to cover the pool. Consider the safety of your cover by selecting one with clamps that provides a safe surface, especially if you have children or pets.
- Turn off the power to the pool lights and/or pump. When it’s time to shut down the pool, turn off the power to the lights and/or pump. This will help you save energy over the winter.
We hope that this pool closing checklist has been helpful. If you have further inquiries on pool closing, please contact us today!