Answers to Basic Pool Questions

Closing Your Pool

Closing your pool

Winterizing is the most important thing you can do to make your spring pool opening as easy as possible. There are enormous benefits to correctly closing your pool, including:

  • Protecting your pool surfaces and equipment; protecting your investments
  • Keeping water looking its best all winter long
  • Protecting equipment from freeze damage
  • Saving time and money on extra maintenance when you open your pool

Whether you completely cover your pool or just reduce maintenance, BioGuard® can make winterizing painless. Convenient Hibernate® Deluxe Kits include the products you need for cold weather care.

Vacation preparation

While on vacation, debris and bacteria can collect in your pool and upset the water balance. Consider a "vacation plan" to prevent problems so you can come home to a clear pool and not a messy surprise.

  • Contact your BioGuard Dealer for a vacation maintenance plan. (Your dealer can give you instructions based on your specific BioGuard Program.)
  • Clean your pool thoroughly, brushing and vacuuming walls and floors.
  • Test pool water and make sure it's properly balanced. Anything that's out of balance — total alkalinity, pH, and calcium hardness — will likely get worse when left unattended.
  • Run your pump at least eight hours a day to help prevent algae and bacteria growth. (Either set your timer or ask a neighbour to turn it on and off.)
  • Upon returning, have your BioGuard Dealer perform a water analysis to ensure that your pool is properly balanced and ready for swimming.

Not sure if you can do it on your own? Is opening and closing too daunting?

Let the experts help and do the work! Contact your local BioGuard Dealer and they can guide you through the process.