This year at the Brittany holiday cottage with private heated swimming pool, the pool was closed at the end of October and just to finish on the jobs involved with running the pool, I'll run through how the pool is closed.
Firstly it is given a good clean, making sure if any algae is present it is wiped of the walls and then thoroughly hovered. Before this Ive timed it that the chlorine in the pool has gone and the heater has been off for a week and the temperature is around 10 degrees, I then cover the pool with the winter cover and then introduce a double dose of Chlorine tablets to kill any thing that's present in the water.
The pump is then just put on a timer to run between 12am - 7am taking advantage of cheaper electricity then a few weeks later i reduce it further down to just 4 hours per day.
That's it, very straight forward and when the pool is opened in March ready for the start of the swimming pool season its crystal clear.
The heater is switched on 2 weeks before the start of April or my first booking at La Forge.
The swimming pool is open between April and September at the Brittany holiday cottage with private pool but can be extended into October if requested.