Pool Closing Services: Ottawa's Pools Closings Experts

At HB Pools, We provide information and specialized pool closing services to thousands of Homeowners in the Ottawa region. This guide will help you navigate the process of selecting the right pool closing services and understand the best practices prior to scheduling your service.

When Should I Schedule A Pool Closing?

Much of this debate will vary depending on your personal preferences, the weather and the pool equipment at your disposal. As a guideline, we tell our clients the perfect time to close your In-Ground pool starts after the September long weekend. Always keep in mind to pre-schedule your service date between September 10th and October 20th.

How to Close Your In-Ground Pool?

Your pool winterizing process will vary depending on the equipment components and complexity of your In-ground Pool plumbing setup. Regardless, it’s really all about prevention.

You’ll need to remove water to prevent damage that could occur when it freezes. Balancing the water prior to closing and adding pool chemicals to help prevent complications from poor water chemistry. Finally, installing an anchored safety cover protects your water from the elements and may help prevent drowning accidents.

Our Closing Services for Your Pool Includes

Closing Chemical Kit

Ensure winter-ready water quality.

100% Warranty

Embrace the season with confidence, backed by our unwavering service warranty.

Detailed Video Report of Work Performed

Customer will receive a closing report video from the technician.

In-Ground Pool Closing Prices

Closing Equipment Only

Winterize equipment, pump, filter, chemical feeder or salt system, heater, lights. Remove safety rope, return eyeballs, ladder, skimmer & pump baskets. Blow out lines.

$295 +HST*

Closing Duck Plug System Only

Winterize equipment, pump, filter, chemical feeder or salt system, heater, lights. Remove safety rope, return eyeballs, ladder, skimmer & pump baskets. Blow out lines using the duck plug system.

$315 +HST*

Closing Duck Plug with Safety Cover

Winterize equipment, pump, filter, chemical feeder or salt system, heater, lights. Remove safety rope, return eyeballs, ladder, skimmer and pump baskets. Blow out water lines using the duck plug system. Install a safety cover.

$425 +HST*

HB Pools does not offer the service of tarp installation on pools.

*Late closings (after the 1st week in November) are subject to an additional $100 fee.

Above Ground Pool Closing Prices

Closing Equipment Only

Winterize equipment, pump, filter, chemical feeder or salt system, heater, lights. Remove return eyeballs, skimmer & pump baskets. Blow out lines.

$295 +HST*

Light ladder removal is included but additional charges may apply to remove heavy pool steps.

HB Pools does not offer the service of tarp installation on pools.

*Late closings (after the 1st week in November) are subject to an additional $100 fee.

Pool Closing Services: Ottawa's Pools Closings Experts

Additional Charges for In Ground or Above Ground Pools

  • All missing items and special features will be added to your pool closing invoice by our service technicians.
  • First Time Pool Closing Clients will most likely require re-usable (Duck Plugs, Weights, Foam and Anti-Freeze).
  • Additional charges may apply for special pool features: multiple skimmers, pumps, filters, specialized water features, etc.

Lower Pool Water $110*

Install Leaf Net $100

Remove Leaf Net at a Later Date After Closing $205 - Service Call

Install Safety Cover $110

Remove Drop-in Step $65

Spill-over Spa Closing $115

Additional Closing Feature (Deck Jets, Bubblers, Fire Bowls, etc) $25/each

Step Jets $25+HST/each or $75 for 3 or more

Winterize Additional Skimmer/Return/Pump/Waterfall/Slide $25-30/each

Winterize Sense & Dispense $15/each

Salt Cell Cleaning (As Needed) $15/per cell

Solar System $115*

Duck Plug Kit (2 Duck Plugs & Skimmer Pipe) $75

Duck Plug Skimmer Line PVC Extension $17

Anderson Duck Plug $22/per plug

Yellow Duck Plug Cap $3.95

Foam Kit (Foam for Lights, Skimmer & Bottom Drain) $20

Anti-Freeze $14.95/bottle

Weights for Lights (2lbs) $9.95

Foam Rope $2.75/Linear Foot

Buoy for Steps $20.50

Expansion Plug #9 & #10 #9 - $3.00, #10 - $4.00

Water Bag – Single $21.95

How to Prepare

Homeowner instructions

On the day of service, the Pool area must be accessible, power to the equipment must be turned on and all pool closing equipment must be visible near the pool area.

Water level Instructions

  • For Pool Closing equipment: 2 inches below the pool jets
  • For Pool Closing with Duck plugs: Mid-Skimmer normal water level
  • For Pools with Aquagenie Skimmers: 2 inches below the return Faceplate