First of all, you can’t be blamed if I took you a while to take your first dip in the pool. The spring in York Region was cool and wet. In fact, you couldn’t even be blamed if you didn’t open your pool until later than usual this year. Who needs to pay for running the pool when you don’t feel like swimming?

Older pools particularly can be a little more expensive to run due to increased maintenance and energy consumption of older pumps and heaters.

The cool thing is, whether you have an existing in-ground pool or you’re planning to get a new one, by spending a little more to get newer, more energy-efficient equipment, you can end up keeping lots more money in your pocket over the life of your pool.

Take a look at just the first example below to get an idea of how much you can save from all the different ways of making your pool more eco-friendly.

Salt Chlorine Generator

First, making the switch to a salt-water pool isn’t as difficult as you think. Salt, or sodium chloride, is partly chlorine (the chloride bit). This more natural, consistent source of chlorine for the pool means you’ll probably not have to ‘shock’ it any more. It also reduces the maintenance needed because you don’t have to check chlorine levels or add chlorine.
How much money can you save by installing or switching to a salt chlorine generator? Even if you get a fairly high quality generator at $1,500, and you use about $500 in chemicals (not to mention measuring, mixing and adding them), you’ll pay off your eco investment in three years.

Automatic Systems

Unfortunately, even if you keep an eye on when you turned on the heater, you don’t always shut it off at the right time. That can mean you were heating the water longer than you needed to. With automatic pool control systems, not only does your equipment run more efficiently, you have control of your entire pool, including heat, jets, lights, even water falls, from the palm of your hand.

Energy-Efficient Equipment

This might be where you can save the most money. New, multi-speed ‘smart’ pumps can reduce electrical consumption by up to 90%. Even just making the switch to LED lighting can produce significant saving if you light your pool often.

So why not make the ‘eco-friendly’ switch. You’ll have less maintenance to do, you’ll feel great for doing what you can to save the planet, and you’ll save money too!

Modern Swimming Pool DesignTrends in fashion are a yearly thing. Trends in food seem to change monthly. One trend that is exciting and offers you something in return for being “hip” is that of pool designs. Pool trends change too, but you never have to worry about your swimming pool design decreasing in value. Instead, when you add a pool to your home, you also boost market value and appeal.

Swimming Pool Design Ideas to Match the Latest Trends

The trends for swimming pool designs and plans in 2017 are exciting. They take some of the traditional aspects of pool design, and make them more unique, aesthetically appealing, and fun. Whether you are looking for pool ideas for small backyards or you want to update your existing pool, it is important to know the trends and then decide on a look and feel that matches your home’s architectural style and landscape.

Here are some of the latest swimming pool designs for homes:

  • Underwater Technology: Today it is all about advanced technology. From adding underwater speakers to listen to your favourite tunes while you swim, to adding advanced underwater LED lighting for setting the scene, new technology has big appeal. Speakers and lights can be added to existing pools or installed with new ones.
  • Pool Automation: Automation is trending with swimming pools today. More homeowners want to remotely turn on and off systems, prime the jets in their pool, or activate the pool heater, so the water is warm and welcoming just in time.
  • Modern Swimming Pool In BackyardColours and Walls: The colours of today’s swimming pools are leaning toward the clean, modern look. Also, darker coloured pool surfaces are becoming the preferred option for swimming pool designs in small and big yards alike. Acrylic wall pools are increasingly popular. These clear-sided pools are fun for above-ground models and spas overlooking your pool.
  • Setting the Mood: Creating the perfect backyard oasis is every homeowner’s dream. After all, the idea of a “staycation” is popular with today’s budget-savvy consumer. Building tanning ledges, multiple pool patios, and adding water features are just a few ways to stay home and enjoy the perfect holiday with plenty of pool fun. Also, fire pits and barbecues that come right up to the pool are ideal when you need compact poolside ideas for small backyards. Resort-like entryways and beach entries are also trending as more people are choosing to avoid expensive travel without giving up on the leisure and relaxation.
  • Size: Smaller pools are growing in popularity. While they still offer the depth you need to swim properly, homeowners are taking advantage of useable square footage to install swimming pools suited to their backyard’s compact size.

Whether you are eager to embrace trendy Swimming Pool Designs & Build one from the ground up or just Revamp Your Existing Pool, Aveco Pools can help. We offer swimming pool design guides and experts ready to create the ideal pool for your home and budget.

Summer is almost here, so to get your pool ready just in time for the heat, schedule a consultation with our design team. Contact us here at Aveco Pools to order an inground vinyl pool today or give us a call at 1-905-640-2666.

Cleaning Inground PoolSwimming pools come in a number of designs and shapes. You can create something that’s uniquely suited for your backyard and property design. At Aveco Pools, we recommend inground pools to clients who want the luxury right in their backyard without compromising the overall aesthetic of their property. We can handle all kinds of Pool Builds and are familiar with many different designs.

What is an Inground Pool?

As the name suggests, an inground swimming pool is built in the ground and therefore, sits flush against the backyard’s surface. The swimming pool structure won’t sit above the ground and stand out like an elevated area interrupting your serene view. This type of construction requires more effort because contractors have to dig into the soil to create space, but the end result is worth the time and expense involved.

What Types of Inground Pools are Available?

You can choose between a number of inground Pool Designs based on your budget, preferences, and home architecture. We recommend that you consult with a professional before you make your choice. An experienced pool construction company can recommend the best type of pool for you after they consider your requirements in detail. You can choose between the following options:

  • Concrete pools – These pools are very durable and can be custom designed to fit your requirements. The versatility in shape and design makes this an ideal choice for homeowners with smaller backyards.
  • Vinyl pools – With this type of pool, sheets of vinyl are placed between the pool water and the underlying sand or concrete base. These sheets protect the concrete from excess moisture to ensure it doesn’t crack.
  • Fiberglass pools – These pools are easy and quick to install. They are also easy to customize as they can be moulded into any shape and size required.

How Much Do Inground Pools Cost?

  • Inground Pool In Residential BackyardConcrete pools – These pools can cost anywhere between $50,000 and $100,000.
  • Fiberglass pools – These can cost anywhere between $45,000 and $85,000 if the installation is completely handled by a professional. You can reduce the cost by a considerable margin if you install it yourself, but the effort involved can be a big deterrent.
  • Vinyl liner pools – A DIY project will cost around $20,000 while a professional installation will cost around $35,000 to $55,000. It is worth getting professionals for the job as they will have the right tools, equipment and training to ensure the pool is installed correctly and will last for years.

What is a Semi-Inground Pool?

Semi-inground pools are a more affordable alternative to regular inground pools. The pool structure is only partially buried into the soil so you don’t have to dig as deep. You can also use more affordable materials to build this pool because it doesn’t have to endure as much pressure as traditional inground pools do. These pools aren’t as visible and distracting as completely above-the-ground pools.

How to Open Inground Pools after Winter

  • Remove the water and debris from the pool cover you placed on the pool before fall.
  • Remove, clean, and safely pack away your pool cover.
  • Remove the winter plugs as well as the skimmer ice compensators.
  • Reinstall your deck.
  • Fill the pool.
  • Prepare and start the filter and pump.
  • Clean the pool.
  • Jump in and enjoy your pool!

Summer is right around the corner so what are you waiting for? Contact us here at Aveco Pools to order an inground pool today or give us a call at 1 905-640-2666.

A beautiful backyard with a Pool Deck
You find your spirits lifted as the warm weather approaches. Of course, you are thinking about ways to uplift your backyard this summer too. Building a pool deck is a smart idea to make pool and backyard time more enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing. Imagine being able to step out of the water and relax in a poolside lounge chair right away on your new deck. Summer barbecues will be so easy to organize by the poolside. For those times when you want to enjoy the refreshing sight of the water, without getting into the pool, your deck allows you to walk around or sit with your favourite book and enjoy your backyard oasis.

Are you ready? Here are some professional pool deck building tips and design ideas from the experts at Aveco Pools.

How to Build a Pool Deck

Summer is coming soon and backyards across the country are starting to boast fascinating pool deck designs. It is not difficult to see why pool decks are so popular – they are inexpensive, fast and easy to set up, and do not need too much maintenance. The pool deck is a fun gathering place for your family and friends as well as a place to sunbathe or just hang out.

The problem is that many pool owners are unable to find enough interesting pool deck plans. The ones that look great may often require digging and pouring tons of concrete. However, a wooden deck can give you all the comfort, convenience and stylish upgrade you want for your pool and backyard.

Pool Deck Ideas & Designs

  • To avoid a long and expensive pool deck building project, you can build it using pressure-treated lumber.
  • You can make the sun deck connect to the pool deck for easier access to the water. You could place a table and some chairs around it on the sun deck, and even some chaise lounges.
  • One option is setting the entire deck up on concrete piers to avoid digging and pouring concrete. All you need to do is erect the piers on the ground.
  • Before you begin, check with your local building authorities to see if this type of pool deck design is allowed in your region.
  • Make sure you always have guardrails around your new pool deck for safety, especially if you are likely to have children and pets around.

The Costs Involved in Building a Pool Deck

An extravagant pool deck of a luxury house If you are building a pool deck, we recommend a very affordable alternative to concrete – timber decking, as mentioned above.

Advantages of this type of decking include the aesthetic features and its softness; which is important if you have children that might fall on the concrete and hurt themselves.

The natural beauty of timber is an important consideration. While it is true that timber requires more maintenance than concrete, it is still worth it because the surface is more resistant to slipping and you will not find puddles forming between the boards.

The price of timber decking is about the same as that of concrete, but in some cases it can be a bit more. On average, it is around $200 per square meter including work costs. Keep in mind that timber decking is the more sustainable option if you look at the job in general, including surface preparation and swimming pool costs. Timber decking can add $3,500 to the overall cost on average.

If the price isn’t your only consideration, click here for some more information as well as examples of popular types of pool decking and pool deck designs.

Contact Aveco Pools today for assistance with pool deck designs to get ready for summer. Contact us online or give us a call at 1 905-640-2666.

Planning the Perfect Pool Landscaping for Your Property

Landscape Pool Design With Water Fountain in Small BackyardYou don’t need a sprawling or large backyard for it to be wonderful. A little planning and creativity can make even a small open space, the perfect place to relax with friends and family. While accomplishing your goals and making your dreams a reality may be a bit more difficult if space is a constraint, you can find ways to enjoy the challenge. Think creativity, efficiency and aesthetics when planning a pool design for your small backyard.

If you are considering fitting a pool into your small backyard, it can be hard to imagine how it will work. Collaborate with a team that has extensive experience with pool design and can take into account your needs for landscaping and functionality. Aveco Pools offers a range of pool services including consulting and installation to help maximize your limited space with a beautiful in-ground swimming pool.

4 Considerations for Fitting a Swimming Pool in Your Small Backyard

Find the best material, shape, and size to make your small swimming pool a big hit.

Follow these guidelines and ensure the best pool design:

  • Understand the limitations with fiberglass: Fiberglass is manufactured in limited shapes and sizes. This can make it restrictive for homeowners with oddly shaped or particularly tiny backyards to fit their swimming pool. Our team can help you determine if there is a quality fiberglass manufacturer who produces a pool that will suit your property.
  • A nicely made swimming pool in a small backyardExplore the adaptability of concrete and vinyl: These pre-determined restrictions do not apply to concrete and vinyl pools, which can be customized from shape through to size. Few limitations exist, although pool experts will be able to ensure that the drainage system, length, and positioning on your property are suitable to get the most enjoyment and functionality possible from your in-ground swimming pool.
  • Shape: There is no universal answer to what shape is best for a smaller swimming pool. Curved pools, kidney-shaped options, and other oddly shaped pools will lose some water space when compared to more standard rectangular designs. However, they can provide much-needed decking options and area that is not only more aesthetic and practical, but also necessary from a legal perspective. Work with local pool experts to determine the best pool shape based on the size, orientation, slope, and depth of your backyard.
  • Maintenance: Smaller pools still require care and maintenance. Annual winterizing, draining, maintenance services, and repairs will need to be completed no matter what pool design you choose. Generally speaking, concrete pools are regarded as the most difficult material to maintain due to chemicals, cleaning processes, and wear and tear from seasonal fluctuations. Fiberglass is the least maintenance heavy option but, as noted above, may not be suitable for special cases that involve a smaller pool footprint.

Trust Aveco Pools for Optimal Pool Design

Work with us from design through to maintenance and seasonal openings for your in-ground swimming pool. We have years of experience offering dedicated pool services on properties of all sizes. Customize your pool or get recommendations for the best standard option that will suit your needs and budget.

Contact Aveco Pools today for assistance with landscaping pool designs. Check out our variety of pool services and contact us online.

Get Back in the Water with a Professional Pool Opening Service and Useful Tips

An Aveco Specialist Testing Pool WaterAfter a long winter under covers and snow, it can be difficult to remember the best method for opening your in-ground pool for the summer season. From heating to water and pool opening chemicals, there are a lot of factors to take into account that may be hard to keep track of, especially if you are opening your pool for the first time.

Follow the steps below or work with Aveco Pools and take a more relaxed approach to preparing and maintaining your pool this year. Our experienced team provides a convenient pool opening service and regular maintenance so that you can enjoy what you love most about your in-ground or above ground swimming pool. Let us take care of the details while you just take a dip.

Key Steps to Open Your In-Ground Pool

If you prefer a more hands-on approach, use the following steps to guide you through preparing your pool to be opened.

Here are the top considerations and steps you will need to take when opening your pool after winter:

  • Solid Covers: Remove any debris or collected water from the top of the cover. Clear it off using a submersible pump if you have one available and use the diving board if it is lying directly on the cover.
  • Artificial Waterfall in a Stone WallMesh Covers: If you use a mesh winter cover, begin by loosening the anchors provided. Remove the cover and clean it before leaving it to air dry. Make any necessary repairs to straps or springs before placing it securely in storage. Note the warranty of your mesh pool cover when you get it, as most have specifications for storage and use that maintain the validity of the warranty.
  • Interior of In-Ground Pools: Remove any water lines or other damage. Effective, specialized products are available that can get the job done more easily. Be sure to choose a cleaner that is formulated for the material of your pool interior.
  • Equipment and Systems: Inspect your pool equipment thoroughly and make any necessary replacements or repairs before opening the pool. The pool skimmer should be installed, along with the sand filter, modular media cartridge, and pool pumps. Don’t forget to double check the security of all installations and grease the lid O-ring of your pool pumps. Heaters should be connected with the pop off valve shut and faucet valve closed. Open water and gate valves and prepare any additional accessories you use with your pool.
  • Priming Your Pool System: The first step is getting any anti-freeze out of the system. Do this by putting the valve in backwash setting in order to flush the waste away. Fill the pool 3/4 of the way with a skimmer and then proceed to fill the pump trap before turning the power on.
  • Chemicals: Most in-ground pools will require a combination of 8 or more gallons of chlorine, 1 quart of water clarifier, and 1 quart of algaecide. Allow the pump to run for 48 hours before testing the water. If you are using well water, be sure to circulate 1 liter of Metal Free before proceeding to add the chlorine mixture.

Let Aveco Pools Open Your In-Ground Swimming Pool after Winter

Have questions about the methods outlined above or unfamiliar with the different parts and steps to open your pool for the first time? Aveco Pools can help at the start of the summer and throughout the season. From opening to closing your swimming pool, and necessary maintenance checks in between, we are here to provide reliable services.

Contact Aveco Pools today for your pool opening. Check out our pool services and contact us online.

When to Hire Pool Renovation Services

Inground Concrete Swimming PoolPools become a central social spot in many people’s homes. Morning workouts, lazy afternoons, and weekend barbecues make the swimming pool a much-loved part of many residences. If your current pool no longer fulfills your needs for the number of guests you host, age of your children, or personal interests and swimming pleasure, you may be wondering what your options are for changing the size of your inground swimming pool. Luckily, it is possible to convert a pool into a diving pool and have Pool Renovations completed that can ensure your pool is still as enjoyable and functional as possible for your family and guests.

If it is time to convert, renovate, or maintain your swimming pool, contact the experts at Aveco Pools. Our team has years of experience completing installations for New Pools or renovating existing pools. Read below to learn more about what is involved in altering yours or Reach Out to tell us more about your swimming pool and desired changes.

Considerations and Options for Renovating Your Inground Swimming Pool

Once you have identified the changes you want to make to your existing pool, you will likely be wondering if they are possible and how much they will cost to execute.

Here are the major changes that are possible for a swimming pool renovation:

  • Adjusting Depth: If you are interested in having more options for diving, you may be seeking a deeper pool. Do some research to determine the standards for the type of diving you want to practice and ensure you are considering all safety standards when finalizing the depth you will require.
  • Altering the Size: Compare prices for size adjustments with the cost of an entirely new pool installation. Sometimes, depending on your location, the price differential is not very much, and it is worthwhile to get the latest vinyl pool installed.
  • Changing the Shape: Whether you started with a customized shape and now want a more classic approach, or your existing shape does not complement your property, it is possible to change the shape design of your pool. Keep in mind that these changes can be expensive depending on the factors listed below.
  • Other Modifications: There are plenty of other options to upgrade, enhance, or renovate your inground pool. Consider adding new accessories like an upgraded diving board, slide, or adjusting the entrance area for a more safe and accessible pool. Speak with the professionals at Aveco Pools if you have something particular in mind and we can help with advice and services to make your vision a reality.

Keep these considerations in mind for a successful inground pool conversion:

  • Swimming Pool AlterationsDrainage and Return Lines: Size changes in particular mean that a lot of attention will need to be paid to your existing water lines. Most renovations should be able to utilize the existing system, so you can save on new parts and the labour involved. Book an assessment and consultation to determine how much of your existing lines can be rerouted and reused.
  • Pool Type: The style of your pool is the biggest determining factor for how much your pool renovation services will cost. Vinyl Inground Swimming Pools are the easiest to alter. A quick cosmetic refresh can be completed by changing the liner, or a depth change can be made without overly extensive work. Pools that are made with polymer and steel walls will have a similar budget and are also fairly easy to adjust. Fiberglass swimming pool renovations are more difficult and costly, and may be limited in terms of the final results. Concrete is extremely difficult to re-do but can be completed if you have the budget.
  • Price: One of the biggest decision-making factors for many pool owners is the cost of the swimming pool renovation. If you want to change the depth of your pool, alterations to vinyl or steel and polymer pools can cost between $10,000 to $50,000. Depending on the market, Changes to Concrete Pools can be twice that price for adjustments.

Change the Size of Your Inground Swimming Pool with Aveco Pools

Aveco Pools can provide an estimate and customized pool alteration services to inground pools across the GTA.with the renovations you need.

Contact Aveco Pools today for assistance with your old pool replacement or filling. Check out our Pool Services or Contact us Online.

Pros and Cons to Consider

Cleaning Swimming PoolPools can add a lot of aesthetic and functional value to your property. Fitness, fun, communal space, luxury, and a private oasis can all be yours with a backyard fiberglass pool. There are also a host of maintenance considerations, costs, and upkeep related tasks that are typically associated with inground pools.

If you are at a stage with your existing fiberglass or vinyl pool where you are unsure whether it is best to have it filled and forgotten, or replaced and rejuvenated, you must take the time to weigh your options carefully. Enjoy peace of mind and work with Aveco Pools for personalized Swimming Pool Services. We offer a range of maintenance options designed to make your pool easy and efficient to manage.

Contact us today to discuss any questions and concerns you may have regarding inground swimming pools. Our friendly, knowledgeable and experienced team will provide the right advice and recommend a suitable, cost-effective solution.

To Fill or To Renovate? Decidng What to Do with Your Inground Swimming Pool

Take the following questions into consideration before deciding whether it is time to part with your old pool or get vinyl replacement and other repairs completed.

Here are the Pros & Cons for Filling your Swimming Pool:

  • Swimming Pool ReplacementPros – Pool maintenance that has become expensive, time consuming, or troublesome in past years can be left behind, leaving you to focus on other areas of your home and family. The cost associated with ongoing maintenance and pool repairs, chemicals, energy bills, and other accessories can also be eliminated from your budget.
  • Filling Cons – The process of filling your pool is not cheap. Most homeowners can expect to spend $3,000 – $5,000 for fill materials, depending on the size and shape of your pool. That price does not include labour, which usually adds additional thousands onto the price tag.

Here are the Advantages & Disadvantages of Swimming Pool Replacement:

  • Pros – Choosing to have vinyl pools replaced and renovated to the latest fiberglass pool options offers a much better upkeep routine for homeowners. Fewer chemicals, easier maintenance, functional and fun design features, and durability are all worthwhile advantages of fiberglass pools. Systems for pool leak detection and other preventative technology can be put in place for quick recognition and easier fixes for any problem.
  • Cons – Replacement costs can vary and add up quickly. $45,000 to $65,000 should be budgeted for a full pool renovation.

Enjoy Your Inground Swimming Pool with Aveco Pools

Aveco Pools offers reliable and tailored services to pool owners across the GTA. We believe your pool should be a place to rest, relax, and bring you and your family joy. If your pool has become a source of stress, disagreement, or financial burden for your family, speak to our team today. Our wide range of pool services, experience with Pool Upgrades, and New Pool Build portfolio make us the ideal partner to help you get the most out of your existing pool. From seasonal maintenance to installations and filling, we can get the job done with precision and a personal touch.

Contact Aveco Pools today for assistance with your old pool replacement or filling. Check out our Pool Services or speak with our team to learn more about Vinyl Replacement, fiberglass pools, and leak detection options. You can also Contact us online.

Common Types of Swimming Pools and Their Methods of Construction

Modern Swimming PoolWhen it comes to the construction of any backyard swimming pool, the most important decision for any homeowner may actually be whether or not to proceed with the project. The ultimate course of action will likely be influenced by budget considerations, including short-term installation costs and long-term maintenance costs, as well as the projected amount of pool usage, anticipated time of residency in that location, and the pressures exhibited by other members of the family.

If they elect to move ahead with their investment in a new swimming pool, homeowners will need to consider such matters as:

  • Pool size, shape, and depth
  • Decking, fences, and landscaping
  • Required equipment and accessories

However, while it may actually be exciting to contemplate the various options available for all of the above, there are Two more rather significant decisions that can have serious repercussions if they are made in haste and/or without extensive deliberation; these are:

  • Type of construction – vinyl, concrete, or fiberglass
  • The selection of a qualified swimming pool contractor

Looking first at types of swimming pool construction, there are some need-to-know facts that homeowners may want to compare/contrast as part of the decision-making process:

  • Vinyl Pools
    • Installation is less-labour intensive, hence the least expensive option
    • Liner is a single, pre-cut piece – customized to almost any shape/depth
    • Will need solid panels on the sides – often padded before liner is installed
    • Bottom of the pool is usually a base of compacted sand or poured concrete
  • Fiberglass Pools
    • Have the fastest installation time of all swimming pool construction
    • Also have a higher initial cost than the vinyl types of swimming pools
    • Are pre-formed, pre-finished, single shells inserted into an excavated area
    • Pool shell rests on a firm base material on the bottom of the excavated area
    • Can be more restrictive in relation to the shape, depth, and width of the pool
  • Concrete Pools
    • Offer the widest range of options in terms of pool size, shape, and depth
    • Fully constructed on-site using a combination of concrete, steel, and plaster
    • Have longest installation times of all swimming pool construction (>2 months)
    • Solid panels are fabricated along the sides of the excavation site, a steel rebar frame is installed into the outline of the pool, then the pool interior is formed via poured or sprayed concrete

While the choice of swimming pool construction will ultimately rest with the homeowner, it will be important to understand that ‘turning back’ is basically not an option.  Once the decision is made on the type of pool construction and the project has begun, it would be relatively burdensome, not to mention tremendously expensive, to change one’s mind; therefore, homeowners should invest a significant amount of time and effort on research and planning before they invest any money in such a venture.

Expert Pool Contractors Offer a Full Range of Construction Options and Services

New Pool ConstructionAs noted above, one of the most important decisions before installing a swimming pool is the choice of contractor for the project.  Swimming pools represent a significant financial investment in any property, thus the installation needs to be completed in a professional and expert manner.  If not, the consequences of choosing unqualified, inexperienced, or cut-rate service providers can be enormous and long-lasting.

A reliable swimming pool contractor needs to be knowledgeable and skilled in all aspects of the construction process, including:

  • Property assessments
  • Pool design/orientation
  • Excavation and grading
  • Construction (all types)
  • Installation of all services
  • Permit needs and applications
  • Special features and accessories
  • Post-construction service/maintenance

Aveco Pools offers more than 35 years of experience in the swimming pool construction and services industry.  The trained professionals from Aveco Pools have the proficiencies and expertise that homeowners need and want to ensure that any new pool construction is satisfactorily completed to approved/agreed-upon specifications and timelines.

Please see our New Pool Construction and Swimming Pool Services page  for more information on the swimming pool construction and post-construction services provided by the crews from Aveco Pools.

Thinking about the construction of a new swimming pool in your backyard next summer? Now is the time to begin the design and planning processes so that your new pool will be ready for the next swimming season. Call the swimming pool construction professionals from Aveco Pools today at 647-560-1330 or contact us to get discussions underway.

Pool Maintenance before WinterIn Canada, the Labour Day weekend generally signals that summer is rapidly drawing to a close. With most summer activities now merely memories and schools back in session, turning the calendar page to September also turns the thoughts of many homeowners to preparing their properties for the cold that inevitably lies ahead; for some, this adds the task of closing their swimming pool to their many other chores and responsibilities.

Pool owners know all too well that proper closure of their pool is particularly important in protecting this asset over the winter as well as assuring that it can be re-opened without concerns the following spring; they are also aware that this process requires somewhat more time and effort than merely laying a tarp across the surface of the pool. And while many owners are indeed conscientious about closing their pool, it is incumbent on them to ensure that it is in optimal physical condition before shutting it down for the season.

One of the most important steps in the swimming pool closure process is leak detection; this is true for all pools but particularly those with vinyl liners; whether for above-ground or in-ground pools, vinyl liners typically have lifespans of 6 to 12 years, and even a small leak that escapes detection and repair can have catastrophic effects on the pool, and the owner’s pocketbook, over the winter and/or in the spring.

To learn more about the various reasons why vinyl liners might need replacement, go to our Vinyl Liner Replacement Information page.

The same philosophy applies to other structural aspects of the pool, including the coping, the deck/patio, and the walls/bottom (in concrete or fiberglass pools). All of these areas should be thoroughly inspected before the annual pool closure to make certain that there are no cracks/leaks in need of repair; otherwise, the consequences could be dire indeed.

Additional information on the importance of attending to pool leaks or other types of pool repair before the winter can be obtained by visiting our Fall Pool Repair Page.

In the vast majority of cases, actions such as pool leak detection, vinyl liner repairs, pool coping replacement, and winter closings should be contracted to professional swimming pool service providers, such as the team at Aveco Pools. Trained technicians from Aveco Pools perform over 600 pool closings per year; as a result, their knowledge and skills can assure pool owners of the following benefits from this service:

  • Extending the life of the liner and/or pool
  • Preparing the pool for the return of spring
  • Safeguarding the pool from winter damage

Comprehensive Pool Closing and Repair Services by Experienced Professionals

Fall Pool ServiceEnsuring that a backyard swimming pool is shutdown in optimal condition in the fall can help avert any re-opening delays, and costs, in the spring due to such circumstances as:

  • Leaks/liner tears
  • Stains/algae growth
  • Equipment breakdowns
  • Inadequate water chemistry
  • Deck or patio cracks or heaving

In addition to their leak detection, pool/vinyl liner inspections, and pool repair services, Aveco Pools provides comprehensive pool closing and winterizing services consisting of several fundamental yet equally important steps; this process includes:

  • A complete pool cleaning
  • Decreasing the water level
  • Balancing the water chemistry
  • Draining pump, filter, and heater
  • Clearing, drying, and sealing all lines
  • Adding all appropriate winter chemicals
  • Removal and storage of pool accessories
  • Secure installation of the winter pool cover

To close the swimming season in the most efficient manner and have peace of mind that their pool is in optimal physical condition for the winter season, pool owners can rely on the specialists from Aveco Pools. For additional information on the swimming pool repair and maintenance services provided by Aveco Pools, visit our Swimming Pool Services page.

Protect your swimming pool this winter and ensure that it is in prime shape to re-open in the spring. Call the pool maintenance experts at Aveco Pools today at 905-640-2666 or contact us to arrange for the closing of your pool at your earliest convenience.