Buying or Maintaining New Gunite Pools in Long Island NY: FAQ For the Newbie

by | Aug 31, 2018 | Swimming Pool Contractor

While it may seem like the season is drawing to a close, pool maintenance should be at the forefront of any pool owner’s mind. There’s no denying, it’s hardly anyone’s favorite task, however, for maintenance companies, this is a very good thing. With years of experience on their side, they’re prepared to help close up homeowner’s pools or subdivisions’ community pools. Furthermore, they’re well-versed in the sale and installation of new gunite pools in Long Island NY or the vinyl variety as well.

What services are involved with closing down a pool?

The summer has drawn to a close and many pool owners are dreading the tasks involved with sealing up the pool for the winter months. With the help of experts in the field, there should be no dread. Instead, the maintenance company will place a solid or mesh cover on the pool protecting the inside from winter debris. Further, they’ll fill water bags to be placed on the cover and install return plugs. Most companies will also disconnect the chlorinator, remove the diving board, ladders, hand rails, ropes and floats. They should also disconnect any filters, pumps or motors. Additionally, they’ll add any winter chemicals needed to the pool.

When should the pool close down?

There’s no one time of the year considered the end-all be-all date. After all, if the weather stays unseasonably warm, why not enjoy the pool as long as possible? However, many maintenance companies will charge a higher fee for the services if they’re performed after November 1, therefore, it’s important to keep that date in mind in case of good weather.

Then, when should I open the pool back up?

Again, always a personal decision and taste as to what temperature is best to you and your family or neighborhood. Most people do it around mid-to late May, but before Memorial Day. Keep in mind, most people should “open” their pools about two weeks prior to the day they actually want to take their first dip. This allows time for vacuuming, repairs and chemicals to take effect.

When you’re ready for New Gunite Pools in Long Island NY or you simply need help maintaining your existing pool, browse our website to gain a better understanding of what to do first.

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