Can you believe that summer has ended already? Having had many months of great outdoor weather, ideal for enjoying your swimming pool, it will soon be time to close your pool until next season. Here are some steps at ensuring you properly close your swimming pool. Doing so will help maintain the pool integrity, longevity, keep it swimmable, and save money. When do you close your pool, though? Typically, it is recommended to do so when the air temperature stays below 65 degrees. If there is a fluctuation, it is best to wait a bit longer to minimize the onset of algae.

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Clean Your Pool!

This might seem like an obvious first step, but this is key in order to reduce the chance of mildew or algae buildup. Scrub the side walls and floors as best as possible. This will release any residue so it gets sucked up by the vacuum.

Testing The Water

Once you have vacuumed any debris, test the water for pH, alkalinity, and other relevant levels. Doing this will reduce the chance of scaling or corrosion while the swimming pool is closed.

Winterizing and Checking Chlorine Levels

First, make sure that the chlorine level is below five ppm. Once verified, add the other chemicals recommended to winterize your pool.

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