Easy Clear Pool

Deciding When To Close Your Pool For Winter.

October 04, 2020 John Berry Episode 1
Easy Clear Pool
Deciding When To Close Your Pool For Winter.
Chapters
00:02:00
Closing Pool Questions
00:05:34
Podcast Kickoff
00:07:11
Outro
Easy Clear Pool
Deciding When To Close Your Pool For Winter.
Oct 04, 2020 Episode 1
John Berry

Introduction to our first podcast episode.

We discuss how to determine when you should close your swimming pool for the winter months and just get our feet wet in this new podcast.

Become Part of the Podcast
Email us at podcast@easyclearpool.com or leave us a voicemail at (405) 804-1377 to get your comments and questions on the show.

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Introduction to our first podcast episode.

We discuss how to determine when you should close your swimming pool for the winter months and just get our feet wet in this new podcast.

Become Part of the Podcast
Email us at podcast@easyclearpool.com or leave us a voicemail at (405) 804-1377 to get your comments and questions on the show.

John:

[ intro ] All right. Welcome to the easyclearpool.com podcast. My name is John I'm alongside my wife, Dolores. How are you doing today?

:

Just fine.

John:

That's great. And you have a lot of great , time in the swimming pool. Don't you ?

Dolores:

Yes, I sure do.

John:

And also , I wanted to go ahead and mention we have a website it's easyclearpool .com where you can get a bunch of pool tips and information. Also a YouTube channel you can search and find it on YouTube, or we'll have it on that website as well. So we wanted to start this podcast to go ahead and give a little information, give a little , insight and tips for people that specifically have an above ground pool and a soft tub as well. And we're going to go into details on that in this podcast, but if you have any other type of pool this information, hopefully will be of interest to you as well. Now , my wife here , came up with a couple of questions that she has found and , she's going to go ahead and ask them, and it's pretty much because of the type of season it is right now , going into the fall months as this is being recorded, it's October. So it's not really the swimming season. It's just too dang cold to get in the water. So when is the best time to close your pool and just go ahead and not even worry about it and , and that type of thing.

Dolores:

Okay. I have a question.

John:

Yes.

:

So do you need a bunch of chemicals to close the pool? Like adding them.

John:

No, you really don't need a bunch of chemicals to close the pool. All you really do is need to go ahead and add some shock into it , before you close the pool , just make sure there's no bacteria, it's vacuumed, it's clean , the water's clear and all that type of stuff, but I wouldn't purchase a whole lot of chemicals when it comes to closing your pool. It could just be a waste of money in my opinion.

Dolores:

Well, how do you know when to close the pool?

John:

Well, the way I always close the pool and the best way to look at it is , what is the temperature of the water? You know, algae grows in warmer temperatures wouldn't you agree?

Dolores:

Yes.

John:

So as the algae , grows, it can grow in temperatures above 65 degrees. So imagine while what , what's the warmest temperature you like to get into the water? What do you think?

Dolores:

I would say around 79.

John:

Yeah. So 79 degrees. So when the water is 70 degrees, do you want to get in the pool?

Dolores:

Ooh, it's pretty cold, but yeah, we'll get into sometimes.

John:

What about 68.

Dolores:

No.

John:

Yeah. Well, right now the water is showing at 68 degrees in the swimming pool, and that is cold. It is way too cold to get into the water. However, you don't want to close the pool because algae can still grow. Once the temperature is below 65 degrees, specifically about 60 degrees or less then the algae will no longer grow. That's why I recommend you close the pool when the temperature falls below 60 degrees, as you'll be able to cover it. And next season you'll be able to open the pool and everything will still be nice and clear. Uh, I think we've done that a time or two haven't we ever opened the pool when it's like you open it up and it's just, you take the cover off and it's completely nasty. And what the thing is is we went ahead and we said, it's too cold to swim in. We kind of just drain it a little bit , uh, put the plugs in or get the filter and pump , uh, and just basically quit running the pump and filter, quit adding chlorine and algae continues to grow. And then that makes a bad opening for the next season, which costs money and time. So if you just go ahead and wait until the water is a little cooler than you won't have that issue.

Dolores:

Exactly. And also have like a buddy, like maybe two or three people to close the pool on the cover.

John:

Yeah, the cover is definitely another thing. Don't try to be macho man, and do it yourself because if you get water on that pool cover, it's just going to go ahead and take that straight into the water and you're going to have a heck of a time getting it on. So you want to try to get that on probably about like she said, four or five people, one on each corner. Go ahead and put that around and put that cover on. Now. I do have an article also at easyclearpool.com/closing , which gives you these 12. I got 12 steps. That'll guide you through actually closing , uh , your , a swimming pool as well. Well, I just wanted to go ahead and we're going to kick off this podcast and this is just an introduction to us. Me and Dolores are going to be coming on here , once a week, giving some pool tips and pool ideals.

Dolores:

Also, we're going to go ahead and have a email address. That email address is podcast@easyclearpool.com . So if you are a p ool owner, and would like to submit a question, go ahead and send it to that email. And you'll be answered on a future podcast episode. And we'd like to hear from you on that as well. We have also purchased and have a soft tub now, u h, which is g oing t o be great for the winter and we'll be talking about it as well. It keeps you nice and warm, u h, in the winter months. And you k inda l ike that soft tub, don't you? What do you think about that? Yes, I do. I'm in it every night.

John:

Yeah, it is. And you get in there, it's really a unique item compared to the , like a traditional hot tub or something that y ou, you don't need, no electrician. You don't need anything like t hat, that you just basically roll it to your location. That's fairly level and find any 110 volt outlet. You plug it up and add some water. It don't heat quite as fast. U h, but it is definitely a great, I recommend them an d, and we think it's, it's, it's quite awesome, t o get in late evenings on a cool day and early mornings as well. Uh, an ything else you'd like to add?

Dolores:

No that's it.

John:

All right . Well, once again, my name is John alongside Dolores. This is just a quick introduction. We're going to be bringing a podcast here every week and , I hope you guys have a great day.

Dolores:

Bye [Outro].

Closing Pool Questions
Podcast Kickoff