Opening and Closing
Why is it important to have an end-of-season water analysis?
Even though you will not be using the pool in the winter, it is still crucial to make sure the pool is in balance while it is dormant. In fact, it is even more important that when the pool is running, because you are not as likely to notice any changes in water chemistry beneath your winter cover.
You should have a complete Winter Water Analysis 5-10 days before you winterize your pool to verify that your pool is in balance.
Several newly plastered pools have experienced scaling over the past couple of winters, probably due to the warmer winters and frequent temperature fluctuations. Be sure to let us know if your plaster pool was built or was re-plastered within the last three years. If so, you will want to add Scale Inhibitor to help reduce your risk for this type of scaling.
Also, if your pool has algae or is cloudy, be sure to tell our staff when you are having your water test done. You will want to correct these problems before you close down so that they will not become worse over the winter.