Mistakes to Avoid When Closing Your Pool

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Mistakes to Avoid When Closing Your Pool

Closing the pool is a necessary step that every pool owner knows they have to take when winter approaches. Closing a pool is a bit of a technical process which is why if you are new to it, asking for help is a good idea. A small mistake can become something that’ll cost you hundreds of dollars.

Here are some mistakes you should avoid when you are closing your pool for the winter:

Do Not Rush It

Pool closing is a process that you definitely do not want to rush. You should keep at least three days aside for closing your pool. Make a checklist and see if everything is done properly. Allow yourself some time to balance the pH and chemical levels of the water in your pool.

Experts for pool closing in Memphis are available for pool closings. If you do not want to go through the hassle or don’t have the time, do not rush it and leave it unattended. Contact them and let them take care of it for you.

Are You Adding Too Much or Too Little?

When winterizing the pool, a lot of people have the habit of just dumping their chemicals in without proper measurements. A lot of chemicals can cause corrosion in your pipes so you need to be precise. Precision is also required as too little chemicals will allow algae to grow all over your pool which is highly unsanitary and leaves the pool unusable until cleaned.

Get The Water Out of The Pipes

This is the most important thing you have to do when closing your pool for the winter. If you forget to do this, the pipes in your pool will freeze causing them to break and rendering your pool unusable and dangerous until the pipes are fixed again. Getting the pipes fixed can be very expensive so it is better to put in a little extra effort and pump the water out of them.

Water pumps specifically designed for this purpose can be purchased. If you do not know how to do it, then seek out someone who does because pipe damage can be costly.

Keep a Check On It

Once you are done with closing your pool, don’t forget about it till the next spring. Make sure you keep checking on it now and then. Pool covers tend to accumulate a lot of unwanted things so you might want to clean off all the snow and leaves that fall on it. The extra weight of the debris may cause your pool cover to break, leaving it exposed for the cold winds and the unwanted bacteria.

Make sure you avoid these mentioned mistakes so you can have a good season with your pool after the winter has passed. For more advice on pool closing in Memphis, contact Smith Pools, and they will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Do not take pool closing lightly. Do it right!


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