From the first swim to the final lap, Pool Scouts is here to guide you and your pool through the seasons. As winter approaches, our closing service readies your pool for the off-season. Closing a pool can be overwhelming, but Pool Scouts is here to help!

The way that you close your pool will have a large impact on how much effort you will need to put into opening your pool in the spring. This year, leave it to the professionals. Our technicians will make sure your pool is balanced correctly and your equipment is protected from freezing.

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Our winterizing service includes:

  • Remove leaves and debris from the pool
  • Vacuum the pool
  • Backwash the filter system
  • Lower water to the appropriate level
  • Test water and add winterizing chemicals as needed
  • Drain pump andheater
  • Plug returns and skimmers
  • Remove and store deck equipment (ladders and handrails etc…)
  • Inspect and install the winter cover
  • Blow off pool deck area and equipment pad

When should you close your pool?

We recommend closing your pool when the water is consistently below 65 degrees Fahrenheit. However, If you live in an area with several trees, leaves can quickly become your swimming pool’s number one enemy. When this is the case, we recommend going ahead and closing your pool before the leaves take it over and clog the filtration system! Closing your swimming pool at this time will also help minimize and prevent algae and bacteria growth during the colder months. The last thing any pool owner wants is to open their swimming pool in the spring and find a green pond. If you’re unsure if you should close your pool or not, call Pool Scouts at 757-215-9850. We are available for consultation and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

To request a quote for an inground swimming pool closing and winterizing services, fill out our contact form (to the right), drop us a note at info@poolscouts.com, or give us a call at 757-215-9850. And while you’re at it, go ahead and schedule your pool opening with us for next season!