Well, it’s another pool season here at White Cottage Farm. It feels so weird to say! It was her third summer as a pool owner. We are learning a lot, but we still have a lot to learn and we are by no means experts. We tried something we’re proud of this year, but closed our own pool! I felt like a seasoned pool owner because we were able to do it in person. Lots of DMs about the end of the pool season, why we close the pool from where we store things, how to close the pool, etc. and emails, I thought I’d post all those questions in one place. Please enjoy the image of the season.
When do you close the pool?
There is no set date…it depends on the time of year and the weather. We’d be happier if all the buttons were buttoned up before the cold weather really hit. Being in Michigan, if the pool is not running, the pipes in the pool are at risk of freezing. So we try to stay ahead of it, but copies love pool time, so we try to keep it open as much as possible.
Why are you closing the pool?
Living in Michigan, we get pretty cold, and if the power goes out and the pool pump doesn’t work, the pipes can freeze. Also, if the temperature is below 60 degrees, you generally don’t go in the pool, even if you have a pool heater. Therefore, to save pool risk, energy costs required to run the pool pumps, and propane costs to heat the pool, it is advisable to close the pool prior to winter weather. .
Where do you keep your pool patio items?
Some pool items have different homes based on their size and their contents. We have lots of plants around our pool, pots and planters we put in greenhouses and inside. Pool furniture is stored in the barn and cleaning and small items are kept in the pool shed.
How do you close the pool?
is using Leslie’s Premium Clothing Kit Close the pool. It’s an all-in-one kit with all the chemicals you put in your pool when closed to keep your poop chemically safe during the winter months.
A brief description of the closing method is given here.
- Extensive pool cleaning in and around the pool liners.
- balance the water
- add to us Leslie’s Premium Clothing Kit (according to individual instructions)
*Some items in the kit take longer to dilute and are typically diluted a week in advance.
- Drain pool water under return (jet).
- Blow the line (return, skimmer, main drain)
- Pour pool antifreeze into line and cap return and skimmer
- Turn off circuit breaker panel and pool equipment
- Drain the sand filter and pool pump (fill the pool pump with pool antifreeze as well)
- Disconnect electrical connectors (brine generator and pump)
- Disconnect and cap the brine generator lines.
- Cover the sand filter drain to keep it warm.
- Install the pool winter cover.
- The final step is to stop crying.
It sounds like a lot of steps, but if you own a pool, you will quickly learn how it works and the areas that need to be addressed during the pool closing process.
Who closes the pool?
We used to hire a clothing company, but this year we did it ourselves. We have an opening in our schedule and we enjoy it ourselves. We can do a quick inspection and some extra cleaning, and Copey loves helping out, so all in all a great family project.
When will the pool reopen?
This is weather dependent. We usually open our pools a little earlier than others in our area. We discover the pool and work slowly in the pool for a few extra minutes.
Will the pool freeze?
The pool has never frozen. Base it on where you drain the pool as well. On average, if it rains or snows in the winter, the pool actually stays normal during the summer. I check it regularly. If it rains a lot, you can throw a drain pump on the pool cover if you’re worried about it, but you don’t have to for now.
Can your climate keep the pool open?
In fact, there are a few people who keep their pools open until January. I don’t know why they didn’t wait for his last three months of the winter season, but they “could.” Just like rivers and streams, as long as the water is moving safely, you can prevent freezing and bursting pipes. The reason people close is usually not using the pool. So the energy cost to run and potentially heat the pool is wasted, and if power is lost the water won’t move and can cause serious damage.pool
We’ve only owned a pool for a few years now and we learn something new every year. Thank you for stopping by the blog every other day today. It really means the world to us. If you are thinking of adding a pool to your space, feel free to contact us. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
xx Liz Marie