When the spring and winter months roll around, make sure your pool is ready. The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island offers pool opening and closing services to ensure your pool is ready to swim in spring and ready to hibernate in winter. Our competitively-priced swimming pool opening and closing services include the following:

Pool Opening Service

  • Inspect pool cover for damage
  • Remove, fold and stow winter cover
  • Screw down deck grommets
  • Installation of deck equipment (ladders, handrails,etc…)
  • Removal of winter plugs
  • Reassemble pool filter
  • Blow out/prime plumbing
  • Install return fittings and skimmer baskets
  • Start pumps and pool heater
  • Add shock to pool
  • Add initial dose of algaecide to the pool

Pool Closing/Winterize Service

  • Add winter shock
  • Add winter algaecide
  • Remove skimmer baskets, cleaners, wall fittings
  • Blow out the lines
  • Install winterizing plugs
  • Add antifreeze to underground plumbing lines
  • Drain all pumping, filtering, heating and chlorinating equipment
  • Store ladders, handrails
  • Cover the pool