Labor Day has come and gone and if you’re like a lot of pool owners in the St. Louis metro area, you’re probably ready to close your pool for the season. We say, not just yet!

Even if your pool’s temp seems too cool for actual swimming, it’s still a good idea to keep it open until the average temperature of your pool drops below 65 degrees for several days in a row.

The less time your pool is covered and the pump is off, the less time algae has to bloom – period. Many owners who adhere religiously to the traditional Labor Day closing date find a green swamp when they open the following spring – because algae thrives in sunlight and temps above ~50F – and in St. Louis, you can almost always expect a stretch of warm, sunny days after Labor Day.

So instead of shutting things down immediately, take a little time to do a pool inventory checklist. Now’s a great time to get not just your pool, but your entire pool area in ideal shape for the 2018 season.

Before closing the cover for the last time in 2017, check your entire pool area to see what repairs, improvements or updates you can do now – so you’re ready when 2018 rolls around.

Check to see if any of your coping or tiling needs to be repaired or replaced. And what about your pool deck? That might also need a few repairs or perhaps you want to look at an all-new surface. Now’s the time to consider upgrading equipment as well or replacing older equipment that may no longer be providing optimum performance.

With lots of good weather still ahead in the next two months you can get everything looking its best and ready for next year’s pool season so that when Spring rolls around, you won’t be in repair mode – you’ll be in swim mode. Liquid Assets Pools, of course, is ready to assist. Remember, it’s our goal to help turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis – and to provide all you need to keep it that way for years to come!

Now in our 13th year, Liquid Assets Pools specializes in designing and constructing gunite concrete pools for its customers in central and eastern Missouri, Lake of the Ozarks and southern Illinois.