It’s approaching that time of the year again, ladies and gentlemen; summer is winding down, Labor Day weekend is behind us, the kids are back at school, and the temperature is starting to drop in the evenings. 

If you are a Crystal Lake homeowner with an in-ground pool, the season’s change is a sign it’s time to start thinking about closing up your pool for the year, as tragic of a thought as that is. 

But let’s rewind a moment. Is “pool winterizing” even necessary in the first place? If so, why? 

If you are the proud owner of a new pool, or perhaps you’ve just moved into a house with an in-ground pool already there, you might find yourself asking these questions. You are in luck, however, as today’s blog will answer these questions for you. So read on if you are interested in learning more about the importance of closing your pool properly each year, and how we can help at Pool Werks, your Crystal Lake pool maintenance company of choice!

“Should I Close My Pool For The Winter?”

In a word, probably. While there are benefits and drawbacks to each choice, at the end of the day it is a personal decision you’ll need to make for you and your family. 

If you don’t mind the cold, or fancy yourself an honorary member of the Polar Bear Club for some reason, there are things you should know before choosing to keep your pool open for the winter. Chief among them is that freezing temperatures can cause significant damage to your pool equipment and lines. 

Now, buying a pool pump to keep a constant flow of water running goes a long way toward solving this problem, while buying a pool timer with “freeze protection” is also recommended as an extra precaution. 

Additionally, keeping your pool open year-round means you’ll still need to maintain your pool, or have professional pool cleaners like us take care of that for you. To the unfamiliar, this includes cleaning your filter, balancing the water, and making sure your pool equipment are in good condition. 

Reasons To Close Your Pool

In our opinion, closing your pool for the winter makes a lot of sense . . . for a few different reasons. For one, who wants to go for a swim while it’s freezing outside? That should stop the conversation for a lot of people right there. For another, closing your pool allows for the opportunity to perform an inspection. This way, you can see if there’s been any damage accrued over the summer. You can address it with affordable repairs rather than spending much more money on the same, worsened issue down the road. 

Still not convinced? Here’s a few more reasons for you!

  • Keeping your pool up and running over the winter will cost you hundreds in electricity bills. 
  • If the power goes out, you might be in trouble (algae, frozen pipes, etc.)
  • Pool Werks is the best pool maintenance company in Crystal Lake, offering affordable pool closing services. 

For both pool opening and pool closing services in Crystal Lake, choose Pool Werks! Learn more about our opening/closing services right here, and give us a call at your convenience to schedule your service appointment! .