You have made the investment on a beautiful new pool but you don’t want to look at the pool equipment. What is a homeowner to do? Hide that equipment with landscaping of course! We love to find these resources for you and get you thinking about what improvements you want to make next spring so that your pool is ready for swim season! Once again, we found ourselves at intheswim.com.Read More›
So, you have closed the pool already but you are not sure what to do with your hot tub. You know that you need to protect it during the winter and we have a great resource to share with you! This is a great article we found published on one of our favorite resources for sharing information from at swimuniversity.com.Read More›
At Jay’s Precision Pools we love our Pentair Pool products, especially their heaters and heat pumps! So when we saw this article they had posted about fall pool maintenance and other fall cleaning tips we just had to share it! With fall upon us and winter (regretfully) approaching it’s time to get this seasonal chore out of the way! If you are not looking forward to servicing your pool for the final time this summer, be sure to schedule your Jay’s Prescision Pools closing today!Read More›
As a pool company we are aware of many pool owners love-hate relationship with the end of season chores to be done for closing the pool. It’s easy to see why our clients love and hate this process. It is generally hated because it means that it’s the end of trips to the beach, long afternoons in the pool, BBQ’s on the weekends and not having to worry about getting the kids to do their homework. However, there is a measure of comfort in getting back to school routines and carving pumpkins.
Many pool owners have closing the pool at the bottom of the to-do list come the beginning of fall. Many keep the pool open a tad longer in hopes of those Indian Summer days that may come in late September. And let’s face it, closing the pool is just no fun (except for us, we love all things pools)! Well, we are here to tell you that it may not be necessary to close the pool. Yet.
Everyone knows that the best time to close the pool is when the temperatures start dropping. This helps save you from the dreaded closed pool algae bloom and also keeps the water in better condition through the winter months to come. While it can be okay to wait a little bit to close the pool, don’t wait too long because it can go from cool to freezing in the blink of an eye here in the capital district of New York. You do want to make sure that you winterize your pool before the temps drop too much though. Otherwise your pool system could sustain catastrophic damage like cracked pipes.
Some key points to remember when you are getting ready to close your pool for the winter:
- remove all leaves and debris from the pool
- make sure you do one last thorough vacuum
- backwash the filtration
- drain the pool to an appropriate level
- test your water and add your winterization chemicals
- drain, disassemble and clean your filter elements in preparation for storage
- drain the pump and the heater
- plug all returns and skimmers
- remove and store your deck equipment such as ladders and handrails
- inspect the winter cover and replace if necessary
- install the winter cover
- sweep or blow off the deck area and equipment pad
While many of us love the upcoming holidays and the change of seasons we will long for the warm days and starry nights that we all enjoy all summer long once that first day of cold sets in! Make sure that you plan ahead and add “take care of pool” to your list of fall to-do projects before the real cold weather sets in and makes a mess of your pool. And remember it is never too soon to contact us to schedule your pool closing!
You may be looking at installing a hot tub in your back yard because you want some serious relaxation but, did you know that there are some health benefits that stem from hot tub use?! We found a great article that outlines a few of these benefits and thought that you may be interested in learning more as well!Read More›
If you are one of the many people that is tired of putting chemical into your hot tub or the drying effects the water has on your skin after a soak session then you might have heard of converting your hot tub to a salt water hot tub. We love to stay on top of trends and keep our customers and new customers in the know when it comes to what we can do with their pool and hot tub. So we have done our research and found you a great resource along the way! If you are thinking about making this conversion and want to spend some time in your hot tub this fall, be sure to contact us today!Read More›
Although it feels as though Summer just got here Fall is right around the corner, and with that the cooler weather and sadly, the closings of our pools. We found this article that has great tips and tricks on everything to do with closing your pool for the season.Read More›
We all have heard that you should be using a cover on your swimming pool. But why should you start to utilize this often unsung hero of the backyard swimming pool? Well, we found you a whole 10 reasons you should be using a swimming pool cover!Read More›
We are painfully aware that this summer has been MUCH cooler and rainier than many from years past. Due to the high amount of rain and few hot days that make people want to run home to jump into their pools, we can only imagine that people are using their hot tubs more and more! But many people often wonder if their hot tub needs enzymes and what these enzymes do when added to their hot tub. So we have set out to answer these questions for you and help you decide if these are chemicals that you would like to add to your hot tub.Read More›