Ottawa Pool Closing
Ottawa Pool Opening

Ottawa Pool Closing Company

When it comes to closing your pool, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. One misstep could significantly damage your equipment and cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. Therefore, the best step to take is to call in certified and experienced professionals if you don’t have sufficient experience or training. When it’s time to close your pool for the season, call Benson Pools and we’ll make sure it’s taken care of attentively, ensuring peace of mind in a job well done. Our professional team will take care of everything for you to ensure that your inground pool is properly protected all winter long. Whether you have a concrete, fiberglass, or vinyl pool, we’ll get it ready for the winter.


At Benson Pools, we use advanced equipment and industry-leading techniques to properly winterize your pool, pipes, and equipment. Our process is guaranteed to protect your pool and maintain its longevity. Our highly trained professionals will take care of all the end-of-season tasks including the following:

  • Removing leaves and vacuuming
  • Draining the equipment
  • Lowering the pool water to the correct level
  • Adding the proper chemicals and skimmer protection devices
  • Securely attaching your cover to prevent debris from entering and damage your liner


We take the frustration out of closing your pool. Whether you need basic closing services or all the bells and whistles, we offer three different packages to suit your needs:

Lower pool waterYESYES
Drain pump, filter and heaterYESYESYES
Blow out and plug skimmer and returns linesYESYESYES
Remove deck equipment (where possible)YESYES
Remove pool light from niche (no disconnection of wiring)YESYES
Add 4L non-toxic anti-freeze in skimmerYESYESYES
Install Gizzmo or other skimmer protection deviceYESYES
Add necessary chemicals to winterize pool (Shock/40% Algaecide/Stain Prevention)YESYES
Install your coverYES

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We can supply any winterizing parts you need and add them to your bill accordingly. If you already have these items available, please leave them by the filter for one of our professionals to use during your service.


Add one of our maintenance services so that your pool equipment will be in perfect working condition come spring.

Pump Reconditioning

Has your pump been acting up? Don’t wait till spring to find out that it needs repairs. A troublesome pump will prevent you from opening your pool on time. The key to keeping it working efficiently is to have it looked over now so that any necessary repairs can be done so you can open your pool next year with ease. Reconditioning services include:

  • Evaluating the condition and provide an estimate before repairing
  • Reinstalling the pump when we open your pool in the spring

Service Salt Cell (Annual)

If you have a saltwater pool, you’ll need to have your salt cell cleaned every year to remove any calcium deposits to keep it working efficiently. Our team at Benson Pool will treat your salt cell to remove scale build-up, improve its function and extend its service life.

Three-Step Cartridge Cleaning Service

A pool’s filter cartridge should be deep cleaned every three months for longevity. We’ll make sure it’s properly cleaned to restore its filtering ability so it’s ready to go when you open your pool.

Ottawa Pool Closing

Service Areas

Proudly serving the entire Ottawa region with our pool repair, pool service and new pool installation services, including:






The Glebe


Frequently Asked Questions

When should I close my pool for the winter?

The best time to call us in is when your pool’s water temperature drops to below 60 degrees Fahrenheit and doesn’t climb back up. This indicates that the cold weather is closing in and nobody will likely want to take a swim any longer this year. Typically, the middle to end of October before it gets cold and snowy is the best time to close your pool.

Is it okay to leave a pool uncovered in winter weather?

No. You should always ensure your pool is properly covered in advance of winter weather. Otherwise, you run the risk of degraded water quality due to chemical imbalances, which can cause all sorts of issues including damage to components and growths of unwanted bacterial cultures. Staining is also more effectively avoided this way, helping you look after your investment.

Can I close my pool with leaves in it?

No. Again, for the same reasons above for why it should be covered, your pool needs to be completely cleaned out and rid of leaves before closing. Algae and staining are among the most common issues faced from leftover leaves and debris.

What types of pools can you close?

Benson Pools has many years of practical experience and training to ensure efficient, effective pool closings. Regardless of whether you own a concrete, vinyl, or fibreglass pool on your property, above ground or below, we’re happy to help. Reach out to us for further details or assistance.