There is a common question on local pool owners’ minds right now: “When should I close my Pennsylvania pool?” Swim season is one of the best parts of the summer for so many families. This means that everyone wants to squeeze every possible moment of pool time in before the necessary pool closing takes place. Goodall Pools & Spas has been helping customers with this task for nearly 60 years. Here is what you need to know about the optimal time for winterizing your beloved pool.
Temperatures are a Sign
The first indicator that swim season is officially done is when the temperatures stay consistently low. September can still have some warm, comfortable swimming days. Covering the pool too soon can cause algae to grow in the water that heats up beneath the winter cover. This would be an unpleasant greeting when you reopen the pool next year.
Waiting too long to cover the pool is also dangerous. A freeze could cause an issue with the plumbing and pool equipment. You also don’t want to be outside dealing with water when the temperatures are too low. When the temps stay consistently at or below 65℉, pool closing time is optimal. Late September or sometime in October is usually when Pennsylvania pool owners choose to prepare their pools for a long winter’s nap.
Leaves Tumbling Signal It’s Time
Autumn is a beautiful time of year. However, you don’t want the gorgeous leaves to make their way into your pool water. This causes a mess and extra maintenance — now and later. Covering the pool is always recommended when the leaves are falling, even if you’re just using a solar blanket.
If the pool is a little cool and you know you are done using the water and the temperatures agree, winterizing is best. Closing the pool at this opportune time is the best way to ensure that your pool will perform at its best when swimming time returns.
Enjoyment Time Slows Down
Another indicator that the pool has finished its usefulness for the year is when you notice that it’s not being used very often or not at all. Once school has resumed and schedules normalize, the pool’s hours of usage are most likely going to slow down. Weekends fill up with activities too, and evening swimming can be a little chilly. This slowing down of pool enjoyment time is another sign that it’s time to close that pool.
Expert Technicians are Superheroes
We have expert technicians that regularly care for Goodall pools and other pools that need maintenance. Our Prestige Pool Maintenance team is highly sought after because of the excellent service they provide.
Contact our superheroes to get on our regular route service list. We have various service plans available for your convenience. All of our plans include monthly Alex water testing and discounted chemical delivery. A couple of our plans also include a professional pool closing, which definitely makes it worth your investment. Our team will take care of all the details of closing your Pennsylvania pool so that you don’t have to.
When should I close my Pennsylvania pool? Watch for the signs that indicate it’s time. Better yet, contact us today. We will make sure your pool is prepared for the cold months ahead.