Closing Time is Here Again
The leaves are changing and soon it will be Turkey Time, but before you carve the turkey you'd better be sure your pool is ready to survive the winter. Without proper winterization the pipes that circulate water between the pool and the filter (or even the filtering equipment itself) can freeze and break. Some people winterize their own pool (there are even how-to YouTube videos), but most pool owners hire professionals because the cost of replacing a broken pipe or cracked skimmer is 10 to 15 times the cost of having the pool closed by trained professionals. This not only saves you time and hassle, but most importantly gives you the peace of mind of knowing the job was done right.
Along with ensuring the integrity of your equipment and piping over the winter, you should also treat the water in the pool. The water in the pool will eventually freeze and this won't damage the pool as long as the lines and equipment are winterized. Instead of worrying about the water freezing the concern is algae and organic materials in the pool (just like during the summer). Balancing your chemical readings and adding special winterizing chemicals to keep your water clean will ensure an easier Spring clean up.
We at Buster Crabbe Pools pride ourselves on being the largest swimming pool service company in the Springfield area. We like to think that's because we don't cut corners and continually extensive chemical and equipment training, and make sure every job we do exceeds our customers' expectations. Closing pools is no exception, so call and give us the opportunity to make your winter worry free and your spring start up hassle free.