Swimming pool surrounded by wooden deck in backyard with fence and trees behind itFrom the first cannonball to the final lap, Pool Scouts of the Greater Triangle Area is here to guide you and your pool through the seasons. As winter approaches, our closing service readies your pool for the off-season. Closing a pool can be overwhelming, but Pool Scouts is here to get it done so that you don’t have to!

The way that you close your pool will have a large impact on how much effort you will need to put into opening your pool once it gets warm again. This year, leave it to the professionals. Our technicians will make sure your pool is balanced correctly and your equipment is protected from freezing.

Our winterizing service includes the following:

  • Test and balance water – Does not include Chemicals
  • Skim surface and scrub walls
  • Blow off pool deck and equipment pad
  • Backwash filter
  • Lower water level to the bottom of skimmer
  • Add winterizing chemicals – Does not include Chemicals
  • Blow out all lines
  • Plug returns and skimmers
  • Remove ladders and handrails – Only if removable
  • Remove plugs and drain heaters, pumps and filters
  • Lubricate multiport valve and pump lid O-ring
  • Install Safety Cover – Water bag and vinyl covers are an additional charge

Add-On Services

  • Water bag and vinyl pool cover
  • Winterizing spill over spas
  • Breaking down and chemically clean DE and Cartridge filters
  • Patching safety covers
  • Attaching safety cover cable system to water features

When should you close your pool?

We recommend closing your pool when the water consistently gets below 65 degrees Fahrenheit. However, If you live in an area with trees, leaves can quickly become your swimming pool’s biggest challenge. If your pool is near trees, we recommend closing your pool before the leaves take over and clog the filtration system. Closing your swimming pool at this time will also help minimize and prevent algae and bacteria growth during the colder months. The last thing any pool owner wants is to open their swimming pool in the spring and find that it’s green. If you’re unsure if you should close your pool for the season, call Pool Scouts at 919-741-4949. We are available for consultation and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

To request a quote for an inground swimming pool closing and other winterizing services, fill out our contact form to the right, drop us a note at triangle@poolscouts.com, or give us a call at 919-741-4949. And while you’re at it, go ahead and schedule your pool opening with us for next season!