Tips for properly closing your pool for the season
When a recreational water facility is closed, the owners are responsible for ensuring the pool does not create a nuisance or disease hazard. This can be done by securing the pool behind locked barriers, covering the pool with an approved safety cover, or marking the pool with a sign and maintain water quality standards.
If the closed pool and/or spa is accessible due to the pool barrier being unlocked.
- Covered: The pool must be covered with a safety cover meeting ASTM standard F1346-91.
- Uncovered: Post a sign stating the pool and/or spa is closed. This sign should be in a conspicuous location. Water quality standards and water clarity must be maintained. Log test results weekly.
If the closed pool and/or spa is secured by a code compliant and locked barrier.
- If your closed pool can be secured by locked barriers, this is adequate to prevent the public from accessing the closed pool. Keep in mind however, that maintaining water quality and clarity standards is recommended to prevent conditions that may attract mosquitos or other nuisances.