In areas with cold, snowy winters, it’s necessary to close swimming pools in the fall and open them again in the spring once the cold has passed. These processes are known as pool opening/closing, and their purpose is to prevent the pool and its plumbing from freezing once the temperatures start to drop. However, these services are not always necessary, especially here in Mooresville, North Carolina, where the climate is warm, and winters are generally mild. In this article, we’ll go over more information about pool opening/closing services (which we do offer) to help you decide whether you need them.
We’ll start with the pros:
- Prevent Algae Growth – In addition to preventing the pipes from freezing, pool opening/closing services will also help prevent algae growth. Pool experts like ours use phosphate remover to treat the pool as part of the closing process, which will discourage algae from growing there.
- Thorough Cleaning – Pool opening/closing also typically involves thoroughly cleaning the pool. This ensures the pool remains in great condition, and it also allows you to start swimming in your pool as soon as possible once the pool opens again in the spring.
And now, we’ll cover some potential cons:
- Lose Swimming Time – As we alluded to above, the fall and winters here in North Carolina rarely get cold enough to make pool closing truly necessary. This means you could be losing valuable swimming time by closing your pool, so our team often recommends against it. We can provide pool opening/closing services if you decide to use them, but we want you to know you don’t have to. Our team can help you decide if this is the right choice for your pool.