2019 FALL POOL CLOSING
PACKAGES FROM ONLY $255 tax incl.
Pool Closing Package and Extras (all pricing includes HST)
Basic Pool Closing Package $255
– Removal of all summer pool fixtures
-Blow out all water lines, water fixtures, and pool equipment
-Fill all applicable lines with antifreeze
-Install all winter plugs and Gizmo(s)
-Winterize all pool equipment (heaters, salt systems included)
-Remove ladder (if applicable)
-Winterize pool lights if applicable
– Add closing chemical kit (starter kit includes: 1 kg of shock, 1 l of sequestering agent and 1 l of 40% algae side)
Safety cover Install $100 (Custom made, self-draining, anchored to pool deck mesh cover)
-Raise all anchors to the proper height
-Unfold and place the cover over the pool
-Ensure proper tension on all springs and straps
Close Spill-Over Spas or Solar $30
-Remove all summer fixture and plugs
-Blow out all water lines and systems
-Fill applicable lines with antifreeze
-Install all applicable winter plugs
Salt System Maintenance $75
-Disconnect salt system from pool plumbing
-Clean internal components with cell cleaning solution (included)
-Rinse and reconnect salt system to pool plumbing
Lower water level $75
-Drain pool water to proper winterization height
Add Additional winterization chemical kit for larger pools $50
-1 kg of shock, 1 l of sequestering agent and 1 l of 40% algae side
Winter plug $10
-Standard 1.5 inch or 2-inch winter plug
-Standard 1.5inch or 2-inch Gizmo
When to Close Your Pool
In order to avoid any damage to your pool, you must have it properly winterized before freezing weather hits. If for any reason you have not had your pool winterized before freezing weather, it is imperative that you keep your pump on and water circulating in all lines and systems to avoid any freezing. On the flip side, closing your pool prematurely can cause serious algae to build up and a messy opening next spring. Algae grow best in warm stagnant water. It is best to close your pool when the daily weather high is consistently below 15C and daily low above 5C (usually late September to mid-late October)
Days that we will be closing pools in your area:
Tuesdays: Nepean/ Barrhaven/ Manotick
Wednesdays: Ottawa Center / Riverside South / Greely / Orléans
Thursdays: Kanata/ Richmond/ North Gower / Kemptville
Fridays: Stittsville/ Kanata North/ West Carleton / Carleton Place
What you need to know and do before your pool closing.
Winter Plugs and Gizmos
Prior to your pool opening, please have all necessary pool winter plugs and Gizmo(s) accessible to our technician. Any missing plugs or Gizmo(s) will be provided at an extra cost.
If you have a cartridge filter, our technician will be removing the internal cartridges and placing them near the equipment pad. You need to store these in a clean, and dry place over the winter. You will need to clean these cartridges before your pool opening next spring.
If receiving the safety cover install add-on, please place your cover near the pool so it is accessible to our technician.
Unless you are receiving the lower water level add-on, please ensure your water level is drained to proper winterization height before your scheduled pool closing day. If the water is not drained to the proper height when our technician arrives, you may be subject to a rebooking fee. For any questions on how to lower your water to the proper height please view our how-to video.
You can pay for your opening by credit card online, cheque (to the order of Pool Builders Ltd.), cash or by email money transfer.
If you will not be home:
-Please ensure the pool and pool equipment is completely accessible for our technician.
-If you have not already prepaid, please leave a cheque with the proper amount taped to the heater or pool equipment.