Pool Closings in Great Falls

You've invested a lot of time and money into your pool, so it's safe to say that you want to ensure that it remains intact even during the off seasons. Oak Hill Pool and Spa specializes in pool closures, we'll properly shut down your Great Falls pool so that it is easily accessible the moment the weather heats up again!

Protect your Swimming Pool

Oak Hill Pool and Spa is a company that prides itself on delivering quality services and impeccable results. With the help of our maintenance specialists, your pool will be safeguarded from harsh elements that arise during the colder months. By using our professional services you'll be protecting your swimming pool and making it easier to access and enjoy once a heat wave rolls around.

Save Money

Did you know that by hiring Oak Hill Pool and Spa as your Great Falls swimming pool maintenance company, you'll end up saving yourself a whole lot of stress and money? You don't want to be stuck doing all that work yourself do you? Imagine spending countless hours, tirelessly trying to close off your swimming pool for winter, but then discovering the following summer that it was not done properly? The cost of maintenance compared to the price of fixing a defunct swimming pool is pretty extreme. Don't skim on the proper services just to save a buck, it'll end up costing you a lot more money in the long run! Our services guarantee winterized protection.

Advantages of Hiring Professionals

Unless you have experience in winterizing a swimming pool, hiring a professional to get the job done is a must! Pool closures take several steps which must be done properly, succinctly and in a specific sequence. There is a method involved and like any chemistry or baking formula, messing up the order will surely result in a recipe for disaster. In fact the advantages of hiring a professional outweigh the disadvantages by a landslide! The only disadvantage being that depending on the company you choose, the rate can be pricey. Luckily for you, Oak Hill Pool and Spa are very fairly priced and offer competitive rates that are budget friendly!

Advantages include:

  • Expensive Equipment - When you hire professionals to take care of your pool closure, you're saving money on equipment. Our crew comes fully stocked with the latest tools so that the job gets done efficiently.
  • Safety Guaranteed - From pool covers to air compressors and cleaning, the job can wear you out pretty quickly. This is dangerous for many reasons, not only are these things hard to install but it is a lot of work and cause some serious exhaustion. When people get tired they tend to become careless and this is how accidents happen.
  • Technique - You'll be able to ease your mind knowing that no hiccups will arise during the off season months and that once summer rolls around again, your pool will be in tip top shape!

Above-Ground Pool Closings

It’s that time of year again – the leaves are beginning to change color from green to brown, autumn sweaters are out and the sunny summer days are beginning to begin to seem like something of a distant memory. For some, this seasonal transition is the end of the best time of year, but for others it is the beginning of their favorite season. However, no matter how you feel about the end of summer and the beginning of autumn, if you are an above-ground pool owner, then you need to realize that there are some serious responsibilities that come with this changing of the season. Perhaps the biggest responsibility in this respect is closing your pool.

At Oak Hill Pool and Spa, we recommend that all our Great Falls customers make use of our winterizing above-ground pool closure service. With winter quickly approaching, protecting your pool against the harshness of this cold season is key. Our skilled team of pool closing technicians possess all the knowledge, expertise and equipment in place to ensure that your above-ground pool is closed properly and safely for the duration of the winter months. It is important that you don’t take chances with the integrity of your above-ground pool. Instead, why not take advantage of our top-quality pool closing service that we offer and avoid having to take care of this challenging and potentially dangerous task yourself. At the end of the day, we are very confident that you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that our professional pool closing service.

Winterizing Your Equipment

At Oak Hill Pool and Spa, we are passionate about providing a professional pool care service that goes above and beyond the ordinary to ensure that your Great Falls pool receives the best possible service. When it comes to superior pool closing services, you need to invest in a professional pool and spa care service that will make sure all aspects of the winterizing of your pool is done to the highest standard possible. For us, this involves three main tasks that we always follow:

  1. Turning Off Your Heat Pump: By turning the heat pump control knob off and deactivating the corresponding breaker, Oak Hill Pool and Spa ensures that your heat pump is disconnected completely. We will also guarantee that all fittings are disconnected and any existing vacuum water lines are blown out using the most advanced equipment. By doing so, this will prevent ice from forming and expanding inside your fittings during the winter months.
  2. Emptying Your Sand Filters: By emptying the sand filter completely in your pool, we ensure that it receives the best service possible. Our team make sure that the cap is completely empty and that the drain plug is removed rather than replaced.
  3. Rinsing Your Cartridge Filter: To ensure an optimal rinsing of your cartridge filter, you need to first remove it. This also involves rinsing the reservoir interior as well. We will complete the process by soaking your cartridge in a bucket for 12 hours, rinsing and then drying.

Swimming Pool Closure Safety

A lot of homeowners make the mistake of taking on pool closings as some sort of DIY project, this is a big mistake. Unless you have professional experience in pool closure procedures, you should not do this on your own. There is a science behind shutting down a swimming pool and there is a whole lot of stages and processes involved that include filters and chemicals. Mixing the wrong components, missing a step or creating a too strong or too diluted solution can damage your property, or worse hurt someone; so play it safe and call in the professionals. Not only will this save you money, it will safeguard your home and your family from potential hazards.

Prevent Bacteria and Mold

Additionally, when you hire a company like Oak Hill Pool and Spa, you’re getting quality care. We are extremely thorough when it comes to shutting down and winterizing your Great Falls swimming pool. Our pool technicians will clean the entire area and make sure everything is perfectly sanitary, so as to prevent bacteria from emerging and growing. No one wants to re-open their pool to discover that it has become a breeding ground for germs, microbes and other pollutants. If your pool has not been been properly shut down you’ll be in for a real shock come summertime and swimming in it will be the last thing you want to do.

Safety First

If you have children or host family gatherings and dinner parties on occasion, then pool safety is a topic we recommend you discuss. You might think swimming pool safety during the winter season is unnecessary because no one in their right mind would take a dip in the cold water. However, you would be surprised by the amount of fatal swimming pool accidents that occur every single winter in Great Falls. Educating children on the dangers is extremely important since the entire pool area become even more hazardous in the wintertime. How?

  • Lack of Supervision: In the summer, parents are hyper vigilant when it comes to pool safety. In the winter we tend to be less attentive and may not realize or notice a child has wandered off near a swimming pool that has been shut down. No supervision within the vicinity is one of the major reasons why kids must be educated on the importance of staying clear of the pool. It is very easy to slip in because of ice or snow and become trapped or tangled in the pool cover.
  • Heavy Winter Wear: Another hazard is your winter coat. The heavy layers we wear in Great Falls to protect us from the cold will become heavy if soaked with water. Our winter coats will drag us under the water if we were to fall in, making it harder to climb out.
  • Fitted Safety Cover: One of the most important aspects of shutting down a pool during the off months is finding the right cover. It must tight, fitted and made of weather resistant material. The right pool covering is the best way to prevent accidents and damages from occurring. Do not skimp out on the quality. You already invested in having and maintaining your Great Falls swimming pool, so be sure to only use quality products as a way to preserve it.


Hire Oak Hill Pool and Spa as your Great Falls pool maintenance company! we offer exclusively competitive rates, incredible customer services and impeccable results. Contact us today to book an appointment or make an inquiry. We look forward to working with you!