When To Close Your Pool:
In order to avoid any damage to your pool, you must have it properly winterized before freezing weather hits. If, for any reason, you have not had your pool winterized before freezing weather, it is imperative that you keep your pump on, and water circulating in all lines and systems, to avoid any freezing.
On the flip side, closing your pool prematurely, can cause serious algae to build up. This can cause a messy opening next spring. Algae grow best in warm, stagnant water.
It is best to close your pool when the daily weather high is consistently below 15°C and the daily low above 5°C (usually late September to mid-late October)
Days That We Will Be Closing Pools in Your Area:
Tuesdays: Barrhaven / Manotick / Stittsville
Wednesdays: Nepean / Westboro / Ottawa Centre / Riverside South / Greely / Orleans / Stittsville
Thursdays: Kanata South / Richmond / North Gower / Kemptville / Stittsville
Fridays: Kanata North / West Carleton / Carleton Place / Almonte / Ashton / Arnprior / Renfrew / Carp / Stittsville
What You Need To Know and Do Before Your Pool Closing:
Winter Plugs and Gizmos:
Prior to your pool opening, please have all necessary pool winter plugs and Gizmo(s) accessible to our technician. Any missing plugs or Gizmo(s) will be provided at an extra cost.
If you have a cartridge filter, our technician will remove the internal cartridges and place them near the equipment pad. You need to store these in a clean and dry place over the winter. You will need to clean these cartridges before your pool opens next spring.
If receiving the safety cover install add-on, please place your cover near the pool so it is accessible to our technician.
Please ensure that your water level is drained to the proper winterization height, before your scheduled Pool Closing day.
If the water is not drained to the proper height when our technician arrives, you may be subject to a rebooking fee. For any questions in regards to how to lower your water to the proper height, please view our how-to video.
No need to be home:
Please ensure that the pool and pool equipment are completely accessible for our technician and that there is a working outdoor power outlet.