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    National Pool Closing Day 2018

    September 10, 2018

    National Pool Closing Day

    In 2018, National Pool Closing Day falls on Thursday, September 13th. With colder weather approaching, much of the country is now 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?

    Weather plays an important role in closing a pool. The typical pool season runs from late April through early September. This is why National Pool Closing Day falls soon after Labor Day. Pool experts agree that the optimal time to close a pool is when the outside temperature falls below 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooler temps help to keep algae away and allow winter pool chemicals to do their job. It is, however, very important to winterize a pool before freezing temperatures set in.

    Preparing for pool closing day can take some time. Many pool owners will run their pool pumps for longer periods in the days leading up to closing the pool - in addition to their normal brushing, vacuuming, and skimming routines. Once the pool is fully cleaned, it's time to test the water to make sure that it's balanced. The SPP blog has several helpful articles on getting your water just right.

    National Pool Closing Day doesn't mean that the fun has to come to an end. There are plenty of outdoor activities that are perfect for the cooler weather. If you live in an area that doesn't get much snow, patio heaters add the perfect touch to a crisp, cool evening outside. It might also be the perfect time to consider purchasing a hot tub or spa. If you already own one, use National Pool Closing Day as your cue to open up the hot tub. SPP has the supplies you need to keep the fun going, no matter the season! From pool closing supplies to spa and hot tub chemicals and accessories - we're here for you.