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    Pool Blog - Pool Closing
    All about pool winterization and how to close your pool for winter. Tips for inground and above ground pool winterizing that you can do yourself, plus ways to care for the pool during winter for both winterized and unwinterized pools.

    Pool Safety During Winter

    Winter pool safety is important - for both snowbelt and sunbelt pools. Quick read on how to practice pool safety during winter.Read Blog

    Avoiding Freeze Damage in Your Above Ground Pool

    Above Ground Pool Freeze Damage. The same pool water that you swim in, refreshing and relaxing throughout the swimming season, can be the same water that completely destroys your pool during the winter.Read Blog

    4-Step Winterized Pool Inspection

    Four things to inspect your pool for this winter. Water Level, Tight Cover, Pool Equipment and Water Chemistry. Read on for more info on how to give your pool a quick mid-winter inspection.Read Blog

    3 Winter Maintenance Tips for Easier Pool Opening

    When it comes to winter pool maintenance, it's pretty easy. There's just 3 things to take care of, the cover, the water level and the water chemistry, not necessarily in that order ~Read Blog

    Pros & Cons: Leaving a Pool Open in Winter

    Leaving an inground pool open during winter is fairly common in the sunbelt, where the climate rarely dips below 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit. But it's possible to do this in cooler climates, as well - with or without the help of a pool heater.Read Blog

    Winter Pool Problems (and How to Avoid Them)

    Harsh winter weather conditions paired with a lack of regular care can severely damage a pool during the off-season months. Learn about common cold weather pool problems, including tips to help you prevent them.Read Blog

    10 Steps for Winterizing a Salt Water Pool

    New to winterizing salt water pools? Not to worry! To prevent algae growth, surface stains and expensive pool damage, we've broken it down into 10 easy steps.Read Blog

    National Pool Closing Day 2018

    With colder weather approaching, much of the country will be preparing to close their swimming pools for the season. What's the story behind National Pool Closing Day and why is winterizing a pool so important?Read Blog

    6 Best Pool Closing Tips

    Closing a pool for winter is an important aspect of pool ownership. We have gathered some of the best tips to keep your pool clean and damage-free after closing.Read Blog

    Above Ground Winter Pool Cover Check-Up

    December is here, and before any snow falls, now is a good time to go over your above ground pool winter cover for one final look to see if the cover is ready for the long winter season. Here are 5 important things to check on above ground pool covers.Read Blog

    Winter Pool Cover Maintenance

    Taking care of your winter pool cover can prevent a mid-winter pool cover failure, and also maintains your pool cover investment. Tips for pool cover maintenance.Read Blog

    Safety Cover Tips & Tricks

    It's getting close to pool closing time - 'snif! - and here's some tips on optimizing your safety cover performance, to improve fit, safety and lifespan of safety pool covers, and a few time saving tricks for managing a bulky safety cover.Read Blog

    Emergency Pool Winterization

    Emergency Pool Winterization - 6 steps to winterize any pool. If you need to do it fast - Read this! How to close the pool quickly, in just a few hours.Read Blog

    Winter Pool Cover Repairs

    Aggravated with the "hole" situation on your cover? A simple repair before the closing the pool can save you from many headaches later on.Read Blog

    5 Step Inground Pool Winterization

    It's the second step (removing the water from the pipes and the equipment), that's the most confusing for most people. It may help to visualize your poolRead Blog

    Inground Pool Winterization in 6 Steps

    Winterize your own pool! This year will be my 20th pool winterization. I've saved thousands of dollars, for under 50 hours of my time. Close your pool in 6 steps!Read Blog

    Safety Pool Cover Replacements

    Solid or mesh safety pool cover replacement with new doesn't have to be hard. 3 ways to have a duplicate safety cover to match up to your existing anchors.Read Blog

    Replacing a Pool Cover During Winter

    It's always better to replace a pool cover before you need to because when it goes - it's likely to go right in the middle of winter, dumping loads of cover sludge...Read Blog

    Most Popular Winter Pool Chemicals

    Most popular (sold) items for pool winterizing. What do you need to close the pool for winter? Pool closing supplies.Read Blog

    How to Winterize a Vinyl Liner Pool

    How to close a vinyl pool. Basically the same as gunite pools, but there are some special considerations to winterize a vinyl pool, to protect your pool.Read Blog

    Safety Pool Covers - Worth Every Penny

    I know that they are expensive. $850 for my rectangle pool. Even if you have to spend 3 times more than me, for a custom cover - it's worth every penny; here's why.Read Blog

    Inground Pool Enclosure Options

    If you've ever thought of enclosing your pool for the winter, and enjoying your pool year around, read on. There's really 3 ways to enclose an inground pool, so I'm calling this Pool Enclosures: Good, Better and Best...Read Blog

    Above Ground Pool Closing in 5 Easy Steps

    If you close an above ground pool correctly, opening the pool will be as simple as balancing the water and shocking the pool.Read Blog

    The Complete Guide to Pool Closing Chemicals

    Do not skimp on pool closing chemicals - it's a "pay it now, or pay up later" kind of thing. Close it right, and you'll have a much easier, faster and cheaper pool opening!Read Blog

    The Complete Guide to Inground Pool Winterization

    we have a great first season with the pool, and now I'm wondering if I can pick your brain one more time..." To which I respond, "Closing the pool? Sure, you have a pen and paper ready?"Read Blog

    Preventing Winter Pool Stains in a Salt Water Pool

    Closing a salt water pool is a little different than closing a regular chlorinated pool. Winterization tips for salt pools.Read Blog

    Safety Pool Covers Prevent Pet Loss

    Protect your pool and your pet this winter by installing a mesh? or solid? safety pool cover. Give us a call if we can help you with a pool safety cover.Read Blog

    Safety Pool Cover A-B Measurements

    Extreme details of the exact procedure on how to A-B measure your pool and the tools necessary to provide those measurements.Read Blog

    5 Minute Inground Pool Winterization

    OK, maybe this will take longer than 5 minutes, sorry! If you want to do more, for instance, blow out the lines with air, put a winter cover on the pool, or addRead Blog

    Inground Pool Cover Care

    And there you have it, some tips on making your pool cover maintenance easier. Or, more work for you, in case you thought you were done with pool maintenanceRead Blog

    Pool Winterizing Kits & Pool Closing Chemicals

    Winter pool chemicals are not complicated, but just as it's possible to not use enough pool chemicals, it's possible to overspend in that area as well.Read Blog

    Winter Safety Covers: Is it Worth the Investment?

    Safety pool covers look great and also requires no maintenance; no pumping water off the top, or dredging leaves and muck from the surface. Finally, a safety cover can last 12-15 years,Read Blog

    Installing a Safety Cover on your Inground Pool

    Post about how to install a safety pool cover. Give us a call with any questions you may have on pool safety covers - I installed my own, and you can too!Read Blog

    Measuring for a Safety Pool Cover

    Get started! Now is the time to get those measurements in - safety covers take about 3 weeks to manufacture and ship, but nothing starts on a custom coverRead Blog

    5 Ways to Avoid Costly Pool Cover Repair

    So, remember, pool covers do a BIG job. Take care of your winter pool cover and it will take care of you - and your pool! If you have pool cover care tips to share, leave a comment below for us.Read Blog

    Pool Cover Installation - You Can Do It!

    When all of your cover anchors have been installed and all of your springs attached, make final adjustments to the tension of the springs. A safety pool cover installation takes only 2-4 hours.Read Blog

    Winterizing my Inground Pool Equipment

    So, let's talk about how I winterized my new set-up, or how I shut down my pool equipment for the winter. Inground vinyl pool closing and winterization tips.Read Blog

    Storing your Solar Blanket for the Winter

    Make sure the cover is clean and clear of any debris. Whether you take the solar blanket off the pool and store it in a shed or you leave it on a solar reel, the process is mostly the same.Read Blog

    Winter Kits - Why You Should Use a Pool Winterizing Kit

    Winterize your pool water properly with a winterizing chemical kit. You'll save time, money and effort on your pool closing - and on your pool opening! If you still need more convincingRead Blog

    How to Measure for a Safety Pool Cover

    if you have a custom size or shape pool, read on about how to measure your pool for a custom safety cover. Once you measure your pool, send to us by email, fax, or mailRead Blog

    Inground Pool Closing Tips - Save Time & Money

    With the days becoming shorter and the kids heading back to school, most pool owners around the country are gearing up to close their pools. A large portion of poolsRead Blog

    Inground Solid Pool Cover Tips

    Never place a cover pump on a seam, some cover seams are sewn, and in any case, it represents a weak point in the cover. If you place the pump on a seam,Read Blog

    Replacing a Safety Pool Cover - Save Time & Money

    Tips and tricks to save you time and money when it comes time to replace a safety pool cover. How to Order a Replacement Safety Pool CoverRead Blog

    Close your Aboveground Pool for Less

    Basically, if you close your pool while it is nice and clear and balanced, the only thing you will need to buy is the closing kit and possibly an air pillow orRead Blog

    Mesh vs. Solid Safety Covers - Which is Best?

    Narrow down your choices by choosing from Mesh Safety Covers, 100% Solid Safety Covers or Solid Safety Covers with Drain Panel material. Then shop aroundRead Blog

    Inground Pool Safety Covers: Features & Benefits

    Safety covers look great, but they also are easier to put on/take off, they save water, and they last 10-15 years - and the best reason to install a safety pool cover is that they protect the pool, safely all winter long.Read Blog

    How to Extend your Backyard / Swim Season

    just because the calendar says it's getting close to Fall doesn't mean you have to close down your pool and retreat indoors. There's a whole host of products that can help you extend your swim season - and get more fun timeRead Blog

    Winter Pool Cover Care & Repair

    Keeping the cover area free of tree limbs, leaves, excessive water and taking steps to prevent the wind from getting under the cover are a few ways to protect the longevity of your cover.Read Blog

    Pool Closing Tips and Tricks from the SPP Pool Experts. We've winterized thousands of pools, and we share with you our methods to help your winterize your own pool. Articles also cover winter pool covers and enclosures, what to do with snow, and how to maintain winter water balance and prevent stains.