Pool Open & Close - What is included

Pool Close Customer to-do items prior to Image arriving:

  • Lower water in sump well (if applicable)
  • Vacuum and clean the pool removing all debris
  • Make sure the water is correctly balanced and sanitized
  • Salt cell should be cleaned and kept inside the house. If you want us to clean the cell it is extra
  • Cartridge filters should be cleaned and kept inside - This is not included in the closing but is offered as an extra
  • Ensure all closing accessories and winter plugs are available for our closing team
  • If specialized accessory items are installed on the pool and need winterizing customer must provide winterizing parts and information. Extra charges may apply.

The following are the tasks completed for Pool Closing:

  • Remove Solar Blanket - Roll Up or fold
  • Backwash filter/Rinse/Set for Winter
  • Pump down water - 3" below return jets
  • Remove filter drain plug, gauge & glass
  • Remove backwash hose
  • Open pump & remove drain plugs
  • Blow out suction and return lines
  • Install skimmer gizzmo + 1 cup of antifreeze
  • Bag skimmer cover and zip tie
  • Blow out solar if applicable. If solar panels are on a roof customer must provide step ladder to access drain plugs.
  • Plug return jets
  • Remove ladder(s)
  • Remove light(s) and sink
  • Add winterizing chemicals (charged for extra)
  • Heater - disconnect flow switch if not manifold monted.
  • Turn off gas supply to heater at shut off valve
  • Set heater gas valve to off
  • Remove drain plugs for blow out and replace.
  • Cover varivalve with garbage bag
  • Install winter cover
  • All Chemicals extra at season price

The following are the tasks completed for Pool Opening:

  • Pump off water from top of cover (If necessary)
  • Remove winter cover
  • Remove debris from pool cover
  • Fold and put away winter cover
  • Lightly wash water bags (If Required)
  • Lightly wash pool deck around perimiter of pool (If Required)
  • Install steps - check condition
  • Remove winter plugs & gizmo
  • Install pool jets and skimmer basket.
  • Install pool light(s)
  • Install heater flow switch *See Notes Below
  • Install Salt Cell if salt water pool
  • Install filter drain plug & site glass
  • Set filter valve for summer use – Sand Filter
  • Install filter cartridges - Cartridge Filter
  • Install pump drain plugs and basket
  • Prime and run pump – inspect and check operation of equipment*See Notes Below
  • Add opening chemicals to pool
  • All Chemicals extra at season price


  1. Pool Open Technicians will not turn on gas valves, start heaters or light heater pilots. This can be arranged with our licensed gas technicians at an extra cost.
  2. If the pool has a fitted winter cover or a tarp and water bags you will be required to fill the pool with water and start your equipment.