Common Questions About Pool Opening & Closing Open or close your pool for the season with our pool winterization and opening services.

Aside from regular cleaning and maintenance, the best thing you can do to extend the life of your pool is to open and close it properly when the seasons change. We'll help you close down your pool for the winter with our professional pool winterization services, and when it's time for summer fun, we'll help you get it back up and running in no time.

If you have questions about summer pool preparation or winterizing your pool, fill out our online form or call us at 509.430.0335.

There is a lot involved with opening and closing a pool for the year, and many people don’t want to deal with the hassle of preparing the equipment, completing a thorough cleaning, and handling the pool cover. Our pool experts are ready to help you open or close your pool if you decide you want to skip the chore. We have the specialty tools and equipment needed to get the job done right. 

You should not need to drain your pool completely each year. In fact, for most of our vinyl and fiberglass pools, it’s not a good idea to drain your pool completely unless you absolutely need to.

Opening Your Pool for the Summer

Before you dive in, here are a few tips for opening your pool for the year. Don't want the hassle? Call us and we'll open your pool for you!

  • Timing is Everything

    Open your pool well in advance of swimming season to help prevent algae growth as the weather gets warmer. 

  • Test Your Water Right Away

    You will probably need to shock your pool with chlorine to kill bacteria and get rid of dead chlorine

  • Get Your Pump Running

    If your pool has been properly winterized, you shouldn't have any trouble getting your equipment up and running.

  • Clean Your Winter Cover

    Prevent mold and bacteria growth by cleaning your cover and storing it in a plastic container.

Closing Your Pool for the Winter

Your pool is an investment. Protect it from freezing temperatures and winter weather by closing it down for the winter with our pool winterization services.

  • Clean the Pool

    It goes without saying, but give your pool a thorough cleaning and lower the water level.

  • Take Care of the Equipment

    Remove skimmer baskets, wall fittings, cleaners, solar blankets and ladders. Drain all pumping, filtering, and heating and chlorinating equipment, and lubricate the pump lid o-ring

  • Winterize Your Pool's Plumbing

    It's best to leave this one for the professionals. We'll winterize the plumbing to and from your pool, and add winterizing algaecide and floaters.

  • Cover Your Pool

    Use a quality pool cover that is made for your pool for best results.

Dive in with a Free Quote!

C2 Pools is a one-stop shop for design, installation, funding options, full-service maintenance, and pool supplies.  Just give us a few details about your pool or spa project, and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours with a quote.