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Leslie's Winter Pool Care Services

Just because winter isn't a common time of year to enjoy your pool doesn't mean you can't still show it some love. Taking advantage of winter pool care services is a great way to make sure your pool is properly maintained and ready to open when the season arrives. And if you are lucky enough to be able to enjoy your pool during the winter months, these services could be a major benefit.

Depending on whether you completely close your pool (because of weather or other reasons), partially close your pool, or leave your pool open year-round, there are services that will be a significant help to your pool maintenance efforts.

As your trusted pool care partner, Leslie's is proud to always offer services that will keep your pool and its equipment in top condition.

Highlights of Leslie's winter pool care services include:

Complete Pool Closing
Winter Watch Program

Pool Fence
Safety equipment inspection and installation.

Pool Heaters
Installation and repairs on pool heaters and other equipment.

Winter Watch Program

The Leslie's Winter Watch Program is a perfect option for those of you who have to completely close your pool because of colder climates. With this winter pool care service, a Leslie's trained and certified technician will come to your home and ensure your pool is closed properly and in good shape for the cold months ahead.

Here's a breakdown of what the service entails:

Pool Cover Maintenance Check

Depending on your location, your winters may consist of heavy rainfall or snow. A Leslie’s professional will remove the water or melted snow that might be sitting atop your winter cover. This is crucial because extra weight on your pool cover may cause it to tear or wear out sooner than you’d like.

PRO TIP: Unfortunately, due to safety concerns, snow or ice can not be removed — only water. But your Leslie's professional can offer recommendations on how best to deal with any snow/ice accumulation, so be sure to ask about it.

Your Leslie's pro will identify any concerns or necessary repairs and offer recommendations on how best to remedy the problems.

Pool Water Check

Next, your Leslie’s professional will pull back a section of the cover to inspect your water. This will be done for two reasons — to check the water level and to check the water chemistry.

Making sure your water is at the correct level is important because it prevents potential damage to your pool. If your water level is too low, your filter and/or pool motor could be damaged. If your level is too high, your system won't run as effectively as it should. For reference, the ideal level is at the midpoint of your skimmer.

Your Leslie's pro will add or remove water as necessary to get your level to the optimal point.

It’s also imperative that your water chemistry remains stable during the winter, as that ensures a smoother pool opening when warmer temperatures roll around.

Your Leslie’s professional will add a shock such as Leslie's Fresh 'N Clear to your pool to promote proper balance. The amount added depends on the size of your pool.

DIY TIP: To ensure proper dosages, you should add 1 pound of Fresh 'N Clear per 10,000 gallons of pool water.

To also promote proper pool health, we will circulate your water using a submersible pump so that the chemicals poured in your pool are properly spread out. This circulation is important in the fight against algae growth, which becomes more of a risk when your water has been stagnant for a while.

Pool Equipment Check

A Leslie’s professional will then inspecting your filter system to make sure the winterization was effective and that no problems with your equipment — filter system, etc. — are visible and worth mentioning.

Also inspected will be the cover pump (if you have one), as well as the air pillows (if there are any).

Re-cover Your Pool

In the final aspect of this winter pool care service, your Leslie’s professional will re-secure your cover and check the water bags, refilling/replacing where necessary (with the consent of the customer).

Winter Safety Services

Because most pools aren't in use during the winter, it's also a great time to install or inspect all of your safety equipment. Whether you have a safety fence, a safety cover, or other safety gear, having a Leslie's service technician come check it out is always a good idea. There's no substitute for the peace of mind provided by knowing your pool and its surrounding area are safe for your family and friends. Leslie's winter pool care services are here to help.

Safety Fence Installation

If you've been meaning to add a safety fence around your pool, there's no better time than the present. Whether your pool is closed during the cold months or still in use, safety should always be a priority, so why wait?

With Leslie's Safety Fence Installation service, a Leslie's professional will come to your house, measure, and install your lightweight and highly effective safety fence.

Although we acknowledge that there is no substitute for proper adult supervision, the woven, transparent polyester mesh materials of our fences help prevent children, pets, and others who you don't want in or around your pool, from putting themselves in possible danger.

Your Leslie's pro will recommend where the fence should go and adjust it to fit its final destination.

Safety Cover Installation

Another popular safety feature for the colder months is a safety cover. Like a safety fence, pool safety covers can prevent potential drowning accidents for children, pets and other animals, or even adults. These covers, which come in solid and mesh options, are held tightly around the pool deck by hooks and anchors, which keep the cover tightly stretched and prevent the cover from sinking from the weight of a person or animal.

With our Safety Cover Installation service, a Leslie's professional will assess your pool and surrounding area, help you determine which cover type is right for you, and come to your house to install your cover.

Equipment Repair and In-Store Services

If you're not in need of the full Winter Watch Program, it's still a good idea to have your pool equipment inspected and, if needed, repaired while your pool has limited or no use.

Whether you're just being proactive or think there might be an issue with your filtration system, pump, salt system, heater, automatic cleaner, or other piece of equipment, having a trained technician take a look is always a good idea.

Leslie's pros can come out to check on all of your pool equipment, assess their condition, and recommend repairs or replacement options.

Pool Heater Services

If you're among the lucky few who have a heater and are able to use their pool in colder climates this time of year, it's probably smart to have your unit inspected and/or tuned up. Leslie's has a service to handle that. Or maybe you want to add yourself to that lucky list by putting a heater in your pool. Leslie's has you covered there too with our gas heater installation and heat pump motor installation services.

Other Equipment/In-Store Service

But the Leslie's service experience doesn't end at heaters. Regardless of the piece of equipment you want to have inspected and/or repaired, we can help.

Unsure of the condition of your automatic pool cleaner? Bring it in to your local Leslie's store for a free inspection. If we find something wrong with it, we'll fix it for free. All you pay for is the parts.


Considering all of these great winter pool care services, and even more that we didn't cover, you no longer have to worry about needing to maintain your pool during the colder months. Let our experts do the job for you!

Be sure to learn more and schedule any of our winter pool care services today.

If you have additional pool care questions, contact or visit your local Leslie’s store.

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