Pool Closing Service in the Virginia Beach and Norfolk Area

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

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


Swimming pool with a blue pool cover in a backyard with trees and a shedOur pool closing & 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 trees, leaves can quickly become your swimming pool’s biggest problem. When this is the case, we recommend 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 that it has turned green. 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 service, 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!