At Indigo Bay Pools, our trained, professional technicians have over 28 years of experience providing swimming pool winterization services for Annapolis, Maryland, and the central Chesapeake Bay region including Severna Park, Arnold, Davidsonville, and Severn. Winterizing your pool is one of the most important steps you can take to maintain your pool.
Why You Should Winterize Your Pool
No matter what kind of swimming pool you have, it’s a large investment of both time and money. You’ll want to protect that investment from damage. Every pool has specific needs, and our knowledgeable technicians are available to come out and help keep your pool in top shape.
At Indigo Bay Pools, we recommend winterizing your pool in order to reduce the damage that can be done during the cold months of winter. Our technicians will make sure the lines and equipment are protected from the damage freezing and snow can cause. We’ll cover the pool to keep debris from settling at the bottom, and we’ll balance the water to avoid damaging the surface of the pool and to prevent the growth of algae.
When to Winterize Your Pool
Your swimming pool should be winterized when the temperature drops below 65 degrees Fahrenheit and stays there consistently. Because of the number of trees in the Indigo Bay Pools service area, we recommend closing your pool as soon as the leaves begin to fall. Leaves can get into the filtration system and clog it. Closing your pool at this time will also help prevent the growth of algae and bacteria during the coldest months of the year.
We provide the following services to winterize your swimming pool:
- Draining the pool;
- Blowing water from your filter, pumps, heater, bottom drains, and piping;
- Removing handrails, fittings, baskets, and any other items;
- Removing cartridges from the filter and shutting down the heater;
- Removing all drain plugs from your pump, filter, heater, and chlorinator;
- Plugging all pipes;
- Adding antifreeze to the plumbing system;
- Properly balancing and shocking the pool water and adding a winterizing chemical to prevent algae growth;
- Protecting the skimmer from freezing;
- Shutting off the gas supply at your pool’s heater;
- Cleaning your pool’s filter; and
- Installing a winter cover.
The experienced, friendly technicians at Indigo Bay Pools are happy to answer any questions you have about pool winterization. Contact us today to request a quote and set up a time for us open your pool in the spring!