Closing a pool down for the Fall is much more work than it seems. With an arid desert winter fast on the rise, it is the perfect time to shut down your pool as the temperature plummets. Especially with the recent amount of rainfall we have received, you’ll want to make sure that everything regarding your pool closure is wrapped up properly before rainwater taints your pool. Having said all of this, most pools remain operational and we typically do not need to drain the filtration system of all water nor use any winterizing agents for the pool plumbing.
Most folks maintain their pools in a clean, balanced state with the help of a pool service Gilbert. This is the best way to prevent staining and corrosion of the equipment and pool surface. A pool that is circulating does not require full winterization, though the threat of burst pipes is still a possibility. When closing your pool for the season, it is important to consider the entire facility.
Make sure to remove any ropes or floats from the pool and store them inside. You’ll also want to remove any ladders and/or railings you may have around your pool as well, as UV rays actually deteriorate the surface of these objects over time. If you have any lounging furniture around the pool, it is also advised that you move them indoors, or at least in a covered space, so that they do not wear down as quickly. Pool covers are also a great way to ensure that no debris finds its way into your pool and its corresponding filters.
It is essential that you make sure all gates and access points to your pool are locked and/or blocked so that no non-swimmers can get into the pool. Lubrication of pool equipment is suggested so that corrosion does not occur over the period of time your pool will not be used.To ensure a smooth, on-time opening, we advise that you follow the recommendations listed above. Repairs and renovations should start in the fall, when you can typically get the best price, best workmanship and best weather for renovations. Spring is the most risky and expensive time to plan repairs because of the bustling nature of the season and unpredictable weather.
Your swimming pool should be a source of family enjoyment, not a source of increased anxiety and stress.
However, every once and a while a problem will with your pool requiring repairs done by a professional. By utilizing a Gilbert swimming pool service company, you can have a resolution to your issue in no time. Here are a few of the most common swimming pool repairs:
Worn Out Pool Pump/Filter
Your pool’s pump and filter are essential to proper pool functioning. They circulate water in your pool, preventing pool water from becoming cloudy. If a pool pump is not working properly, it won’t take you very long to notice. Your pool water will become cloudy and dirty even though you’re putting the proper chemicals in it. You may also notice a spike in your electricity bills, because your pump and filter are working harder than normal to maintain water quality. If you notice an issue here be sure to notify your local professional immediately for repairs.
Leak in Pool
When hotter weather is present your pool water level will often drop. There are even cases when it’ll drop as a result of evaporation. However, if your pool’s water level seems to be dropping at a rapid rate, you may have a leak in your pool. A local pool service specialist can perform a series of standardized tests to figure out if a leak is to blame for your pool’s decreasing water level. A leaking pool can dilute your chemicals and make it harder to maintain proper chemical levels in your pool.
Choosing the Right Pool Cleaners
Another important tool that keeps your pool clean and functioning is an effective auto cleaner. On days you aren’t servicing your pool, an auto cleaner will help your water look great and prevent you from having to work on your pool as often as you otherwise would. It is recommended that you utilize pressure side cleaners that use their own booster pump. Pressure side cleaners are more desirable than suction cleaners, and they do not affect your circulation system whatsoever.