When Should I Close My Pool for Winter?

The last days of summer are behind us, and fall is just beginning. But the lingering hot weather has meant that many pool owners have been trying to stretch out their pool days for as long as possible. Once the cooler weather arrives – and we know it eventually will – when should you close your pool for the winter? The pool service experts at JS Analysis have the answers you’re looking for.

  • Trees play a role in your decision – Is your pool surrounded by trees? If so, you might want to close your pool and place a tarp over it sooner rather than later. If you wait until later in the season, you’ll be stuck cleaning leaves, sticks, and other debris out of your pool more often than you’d like.
  • Consider your climate – The climate in your area is another deciding factor. Here in the South, making this decision can be a little trickier. A good rule of thumb for Rock Hill area pool owners is to plan to keep your pool open from May to September. Some years you may get a little more time, some a little less
  • Pool pumps and heaters can extend your season – Do you have a pool heater? If so, you may be able to keep your pool open even later. Running your pool pump will also keep your pool water from freezing. But even if you add a heater to the mix, make sure you close your pool if nighttime temperatures are predicted to reach 30°F or below.

Before you close your pool for the winter, it’s a good idea to check in with your pool service. The technicians are experts in pool maintenance and will make sure you take all the right steps to protect your pool during the winter. Call JS Analysis for fast, friendly pool service in the Rock Hill, SC area.