Best Time to Close a Pool
Date: October 3rd
Wondering when is the best time to close your pool? The truth is, it varies based on the pool and the weather every year. If you are located in Southern Ontario, the safe and normal timeframe is usually anytime after Thanksgiving but before November (you don’t want your pool open when there is risk of potential freezing temperatures).
If you have a safety cover you want to close your pool closer to end of October. The reason being, you don’t want the water sitting stagnant for long (it causes algae to form costing you lots of $$ in clean up, in the Spring).
If you have a water bag or lock in cover and want to save money on electricity (and you don’t have an energy efficient pump), you can close your pool a bit earlier, around the end of September or early October.