Openings & Closings

Correctly closing (winterizing) and opening your In-Ground or Above Ground Swimming Pool is imperative to prevent damage and to better your chances at having an easier Spring. Take on the tasks yourself or have our trained & experienced technicians perform the tasks for you...Either way, the following information will be helpful for you to ensure the pool is opened and closed correctly.

Do You Want to Open or Close the Pool Yourself?

If so, below, you can download our helpful opening and closing sheets for your type pool and for the type of chemicals you use.

Winterizing an In-Ground Pool using Chlorine chemicals

Winterizing an In-Ground Pool using Baquacil chemicals

Winterizing an Above Ground Pool using Chlorine chemicals

Winterizing an Above Ground Pool using Baquacil chemicals

(Our opening sheets are being adjusted. Please call us for more information on correctly opening you pool.)

Do You Want US to Open or Close Your Pool?

If so, please call us to book an appointment and read the following information and requirements.

For Our Above Ground & In-Ground Pool Opening Services:

Please note: scheduling of openings is done on a first come, first serve basis.

Our one-visit opening service includes:

-Removal of light to moderate amount of leaves and debris from the top of the winter cover. All leaves and debris will be left by the side of the pool for the homeowner to discard of, because our personnel cannot haul away leaves and debris. (If heavy amounts of leaves are on the pool cover at the time of opening, the pool will not be able to be opened by our personnel.)

-Removal of winter cover and any air pillows. (Our personnel will do their absolute best to keep from any debris falling out of the cover and entering the pool, while they're taking off the cover, however, at rare times, debris will enter the pool.)

-Cleaning off the cover with a non-toxic cover cleaner and then folding it up. (If homeowner is present at the time of the opening, we will put the cover in a desired location. If homeowner is not present, we will leave the clean and folded cover near the pool.)

-Fully prepare pool for operation, which includes the removal of any winter skimmer plates, gizmos, and return jet plugs, reinstallation of the homeowner's return jets and/or any wall suctions, reinstallation of the homeowner's filtration system hoses, the filtration system with pump. Re installation of any drain plugs, any chlorinators, mineral sanitizer or salt systems and any heaters. Reinstallation of any of the homeowner's ladders, "drop-in" steps (but not the step's sand bags, bricks, etc.), handrails. (If a diving board is present, our personnel may or may not be able to reinstall this.)

-Start-up of pool equipment and perform plumbing and equipment check and leak inspections. Our check and leak inspections serve two purposes. #1) to ensure all hose, pipes, unions, valves, clamps, drain plugs, ect. that our personnel has reinstalled are no longer in need of adjustment. #2) to ensure all plumbing and equipment are free from needing repairs. Please note that if water level is not up to proper level at the time of opening or if there is no power available to turn on filtration system, plumbing and equipment check and leak inspections will not be able to be performed. If we are unable to perform our inspections due to low water or no power and anything is found to be leaking or not working properly after the time of opening, the homeowner will be responsible for any return trip to correct these issues. During or after the time of opening, if anything is found to be in need of repair or replacement, any cost of parts needed or any additional labor needed to repair or replace will be at the responsibility of the homeowner. (We are unable to perform leak inspections for any plumbing under the ground.)

-Addition of opening pool chemicals. (Chlorine, Bromine and Salt pools include an initial dose of Algaecide and Shock. Opening chemicals are not included for Baquacil pools. If water level is not up to proper level at the time of opening, our personnel will leave the chemicals for the homeowner to add once the water level is up and filtration system is able to be turned on.)

ADDITIONAL CHARGES AT TIME OF OPENING:
-Vacuuming the pool.
-Above ground pools with deck, walk-around or fence attached.
-Cleaning of salt generator.
-In-grounds with a spa attached.
-Gunite in-ground pools with a floor cleaning system.
-Pools with water or lighting features.
-Addition of shock beyond what is needed for the opening of a clear pool.
-Chemically cleaning any DE or cartridge filter elements.
-Any parts needed for opening a pool that the homeowner fails to have out.

HOMEOWNER'S RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Removal of as many leaves and debris as possible from top of winter cover.
-Removal of water on top of winter pool cover.
-(If we are NOT vaccuming) Having the pool's water level to the middle of the opening of skimmer BEFORE our personnel arrives at the home for opening!
-(If we ARE vaccuming) Having the pool's water level just to the top of the opening of skimmer BEFORE our personnel arrives at the home for opening!
-Full start-up of pool if water level was not up to proper level when our personnel arrives.
-A 110V power source must be turned on and available to be used by our personnel.
-Proper power available and turned on for operating filtration system.
-Having a garden hose and hose spigot available and turned on for water.
-Placing all the necessary pool parts and equipment near the pool before our personnel arrives.
-If the additional vacuuming charge is not agreed upon by the homeowner, vacuuming out any and all debris in the pool will be the homeowner's responsibility.
-Installation of solar covers or reels.
-Clearing or cleaning of the pool itself and its filtration system.
-All chemical testing and addition of balancing and/or maintenance chemicals.
It is recommended by us to let your filter system continue to run for 12 - 24 hours after your pool opening and then to bring a water sample in to us (learn more about water testing here.) If your pool was green or cloudy or full of debris at the time of your opening, it is unlikely that it will become clear unless you test your water and continue to follow additional directions. Please contact us with any questions or concerns!

For Our Above Ground & In-Ground Pool Closing Services:

Please note: scheduling of closings is done on a first come, first serve basis.

Our one-visit closing service includes:

-Fully prepare pool for winterization, which includes removal of the homeowner's return jets and/or any wall suctions, disassembly of the homeowner's filtration system hoses, the filtration system with pump, removal of any drain plugs, removal of any of the homeowner's ladders and/or handrails. (If a diving board is present, our personnel may or may not be able to disassemble this. If the homeowner has "drop-in" steps, our personell will not be able to remove these steps if the steps have sand bags, bricks, rocks, ect., that are holding the steps down. If there are items holding the steps down, these items are to be removed by the homeowner BEFORE the date of closing.)

-Fully winterize the pool, which includes blowing out all underground lines free of water and adding anti-freeze to these lines. Complete draining and winterization of filtration system and pump and any chlorinators, mineral sanitizer or salt systems and any heaters.

-Installation of the homeowner's winter parts, such as return jet plugs, winter skimmer plates, gizmos, winter air pillows, etc..

-Addition of closing pool chemicals. (Chlorine, Bromine and Salt pools include an initial dose of Algaecide and Shock. Closing chemicals are not included for Baquacil pools. Anti-freeze is also included with all in-grounds and are not use or needed in above grounds.)

-The installation of the winter cover. (If the winter cover is a safety type cover with springs, the springs are tightened to the best of the ability of our personnel. We are not responsible for springs that break while tightening, it is common for springs, as they are being tightened, to break as they get older. If the winter cover is held on by water tubes, we will fill and install the homeowner's water tubes.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES AT TIME OF CLOSING:
-Vacuuming the pool.
-Above ground pools with deck, walk-around or fence attached.
-Cleaning of salt generator.
-In-grounds with a spa attached.
-Gunite in-ground pools with a floor cleaning system.
-Pools with water or lighting features.
-Addition of shock beyond what is needed for the opening of a clear pool.
-Chemically cleaning any DE or cartridge filter elements.
-Any parts needed for opening a pool that the homeowner fails to have out.

HOMEOWNER'S RESPONSIBILITIES:
-(Above Grounds & in-grounds with tarp type covers) Having the pool's water level drained to just below the bottom of the opening of skimmer BEFORE our personnel arrives at the home for opening!
-(In-grounds with saftey type cover) Having the pool's water level drained down 15" - 18" from the top of pool BEFORE our personnel arives at the home for opening.
-A 110V power source must be turned on and available to be used by our personnel.
-Having a garden hose and hose spigot available and turned on for water.
-Placing all the necessary pool parts/items needed to close the pool near the pool before our personnel arrives.
-If the additional vacuuming charge is not agreed upon by the homeowner, vacuuming out any and all debris in the pool will be the homeowner's responsibility.
-Disassembly and/or removal of solar covers or reels.
-Clearing or cleaning of the pool itself and its filtration system.
-All chemical testing and addition of balancing and/or maintenance chemicals BEFORE personnel arrives.
It is recommended by us to bring a water sample in to us a week before your pool gets closed (learn more about water testing here.) If your pool is green, cloudy, full of debris, or not balanced properly at the time of your closing, it is unlikely that it will be clear when the pool is opened. Please contact us with any questions or concerns!

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