Here are Some Tips for Properly Closing a Pool for the Season

The truth is, there are no “industry rules” for closing up a swimming pool after the summer. Clearly, closing a pool for the season is going to be different depending on what region in Toronto you live in and what the weather is like. What industry professionals do recommend, however, is proper timing when closing a pool. Just by example, closing a pool too early could push the limits of the added winterizing chemicals.

Pool cover - Closing pool for WinterThere are reasons why timing is important when closing a pool

To begin with, the winterizing chemicals need appropriate time to perform properly. As well, algae must be prevented from growing and diffusing. And finally, there’s no reason to start closing down before the outside temperature goes below 18°C (65°F). What’s most important is do everything the right way.

Closing a pool down properly will make things much easier when it’s time to open the pool next season. Part of the protocol for closing the pool should include water testing – this will ensure that the right amount of winterizing chemicals goes into the pool. For the most part, pool owners can handle a pool closing on their own, just as long as the product instructions are followed.

Pool companies can help you close your pool or you can choose the DIY Approach

Some pool owners find it expedient for a pool company to close the pool, but for those who prefer the DIY approach, following protocol is important. Those pool owners who take shortcuts or cut corners only bring about problems for next pool season. The fact is, contracting a pool company has some advantages – they have all the supplies, all the equipment, and plenty of good advice.

With Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, pool closings (and openings) are offered as part of our service package. Our pool professionals do it right, closing down the pool correctly, and setting things up for a good opening the following spring. From winter chemicals, to maintenance, to repairs, our people can accommodate most every need. And for the pool owner it’s a stress free experience.

Benefits of contracting a pool closing service in Toronto

The biggest advantage when contracting a pool closing service is that everything is managed from end to end. At Seaway, we do it all – from water analysis, to winter chemicals, to pool covers, to protecting all the mechanical equipment. And while this may be an added cost to the budget, it’s often a worthwhile investment. Our pool owners appreciate the high quality of our service.

At Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, we’re simply passionate about the swimming pool business. Year after year, our aim is to create meaningful relationships with our customers. Which is probably why so many of our customers return every year. We have established a respected reputation throughout the pool industry, and make every effort to deliver complete customer satisfaction.

To find out more about Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, call the office at 905-294-8030 or visit the company’s website at We can also service your needs at our two retail stores, one in Markham and one in Newmarket, where we stock supplies, equipment, and parts.

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