It’s been a long hot summer filled with great memories, lots of laughs, and plenty of relaxation by the pool. And while you’ll cherish those memories for years to come, you also know what’s just around the corner… winter!
To help you prepare for the upcoming cold months, we’ve put together a simple checklist of fall tasks to help you plan and prep now while it’s still warm to avoid having to coordinate pool maintenance when it starts getting colder.

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End of Summer Backyard Checklist

Between the cooling weather, seasonal changes at work, school starting, and the general hustle of life, it’s so important to plan ahead and be prepared. A great way to prepare is by getting a head start on your pool winterization.

Try to take an afternoon to make sure you’re ready to tackle these end-of-summer pool chores:

  • Schedule Time for a Deep Clean

With back-to-school, sporting events, and everything in between, sometimes just finding the time to complete a task is a chore all on its own! Make your fall backyard clean up a breeze by setting aside a day in your calendar to do one final deep clean and pool wrapup. That way, you can close up shop in a comfortable speed, rather than racing to beat the cold weather!

  • Check your Supply of Winterizing Chemicals

Once you’ve picked a time to plan your final deep clean (and stick to it) check your stock of pool cleaners and winterizing chemicals. Do you need to purchase anything before your scheduled cleaning day? Checking your supplies early will help ensure you have what you need when you need it.

  • Check your Yard for Any Potential Hazards 

During the winter months, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the warmth and coziness of the house that you may forget to pay your backyard a visit. To help make sure your backyard is safe and your pool is protected even on days when you might not be checking, it’s important to check your backyard for any potential hazards in the fall that might affect your pool cover.  Any low limbs, loose fencing, yard furniture, equipment, decorations that might cause damage to your pool cover? While you’re preparing to close your pool, keep this in mind should you need to take care of them now while it’s still warm.

  • Check your Pool Cover

This may be the most important item on the list. Your pool is an important feature of your home that adds value not only monetarily, but in the good times you share in and around it with the ones you love. The best way to protect that value is with a well engineered pool cover. As you get ready to close up for the season, be sure to check your cover for any missing parts or potential damage. It’s best to know ahead of time so you can beat the weather change without having to wait for new parts to arrive.


In the market for a new pool cover? Ask for the Elephant! LOOP-LOC covers are the only safety cover to be awarded UL certification year after year. Their lightweight yet durable fabric means that installing is a snap with the added protection you need to keep your pool safer no matter the time of year. 

Your Partner for Pool Safety

While you’re going through your checklist, be sure to keep a list of any items you may need to buy. If you find that you need a little extra help shutting down for the season, don’t hesitate to reach out to your dealer early and book your winter closing. 

Your local swimming pool professional will be able to assist you with any questions you may have on winterizing your pool and will assist you with any hardware items you require. 

If you need additional assistance, you can always contact Loop-Loc’s customer support department at