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It's the end of the year. Summer has come and gone. It always seems to go by too fast. Now, it's time to close up the pool and spend some cold winter days inside dreaming of the next time you can lie near it, sipping an ice cold lemonade, ice tea, or margarita. Well, here is some information you will need regarding costs and supplies you will need to get it done.
Things you will need for DIY closing a pool - Buy Pool Supplies
- Pool cover
- Water tubes
- Plugs for skimmer and return jets
- Air compressor
How much does it cost to hire a swimming pool company to close your pool?
It will cost $150 to $200 to close a well maintained pool. If there needs to be work done to the pool before closing it up then it will cost more. Is the pool in decent shape or are you going to hire them to balance the water, clean the pool, or fix things? This will cost extra! The cost to close a swimming pool does not include extra labor, just a straightforward pool closing job.
Closing a pool
- Draining the pool – This entails draining the pool so when it freezes it will not comes up over the sides of the pool. Water expands when it freezes. If the water freezes with it will get into all of the cracks around the lip of the pool and cause those pieces to possibly crack and break. It will also cause overspill of water and create an icy mess. Lower the water level 24 inches, 2 feet in depth.
- Clear water from water lines - the water must be blown out of the water lines. It bears repeating that water freezes. Therefore, the water lines must be blown clean of H2O before the cold temperatures freeze and cause damage.
- Remove Ladders, Diving Boards, and other structures - It is a good idea to move what you can. Of course, you don't want to disassemble anything that can remain permanent without too much damage. However, storing a ladder or diving board indoors for the winter will prevent weathering and ware from the temperature swings, snow, and ice.
- Treat Water - Add winterizing chemicals to the pool. Follow the instructions on package. Winterizing chemicals may have different instructions.
- Pool Cover -The pool needs to be covered and covered well. Make sure the pool cover is tightly secured for the end of the season so it won't blow away. Pool cover air pillows will work well to keep your pool covers secured during the stormiest months of the year. You don't want to have to mess with fixing your pool cover in the dead of winter. It's not fun!