Help! I looked out the window this morning and a single, orange maple leaf was floating in my pool. That has to mean that swim season is coming to an end, which is truly a bummer. However, I know that there’s still a little bit of swim time left, so I’m going to make the most of it! In the meantime, what should I be doing to start getting ready to close my pool? (Even if I’m in denial that I really have to do it.)
Signed; Wistful in Wisconsin
I feel your pain. For those of us who live in a seasonal climate, there unfortunately comes a time when we have to winterize our pools for the year. I have always thought of fall as the time we start counting the days until we can open the pool again. We usually close our pool in mid-September and open it back up in mid-April. I’d like to keep it open longer, but my neighbor has a huge maple tree and it’s a lot easier to get the leaves and helicopters (as my kids used to call them) off the cover than it is to clean them out of the pool.
As the swim season here in the Midwest winds to a close, here’s a list of things you can do now to make sure your pool closing goes smoothly and you’re ready to make a splash as early as you can next year.
If your kids are like mine used to be, they’re looking forward to Halloween, Thanksgiving, winter break, and Santa Claus right now. But come early March, they’ll be marking off the days on the calendar until swim season starts again. However, summer isn’t quite over yet, so stop reading this and go enjoy your pool while you can.
Until next time – The General
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