When Should You Close Your Pool?

As much as we hate to say it, summer is almost over. We have only a few weeks left until Labor Day, and for many areas, that’s when the temperatures start to drop. But it can be difficult for many people to determine when the right time is to close their pool. After all, they don’t want to be closing their pool in the cold, but they also want to squeeze in some swimming during the last few warm days.

Below are some of our tips on when you should close your pool:closed pool

See how many warm days you have compared to cold days

For most areas, it doesn’t turn from summer to fall in just one day. It’s a gradual process that usually begins with a brief cold front. The temperatures will fluctuate for several weeks (even months) before finally settling down into the colder temperatures.

For many people, they’ll still want to take advantage of those warmer days. However, if you’re having more cold days than warm, that’s a sign it’s time to close up shop for the season.

Close your pool before it gets under 30 degrees at night

A sign that fall is coming is colder weather during the evening. You may have a 70-degree day but a 40-degree night. This is fine for now, but if it starts dipping into the 30s at night, you’ll need to close your pool. This is because you risk letting the water in your pool freeze once it starts getting below 30 degrees.

And before the leaves start falling

If you have a lot of trees around your pool, then you will get a lot of leaves falling into the water. This is fine in the summer when you only have a few leaves falling in, but it can be a real pain in the neck once fall comes. If you wait too long to close your pool, then you’ll have to spend time cleaning out all those leaves before you can properly close it.

For more pool and pool slide maintenance tips, read through our blog at Dolphin Waterslides today!