Pool Maintenance

Pool Maintenance that will keep your pool clean and clear

If you’re looking for reliable and high-quality pool maintenance in Toronto, our team at Ontario Pool Services is here to help.

Since 2008, our team of advanced professionals has been servicing pools in the GTA and surrounding area. Whether your pool is for personal use or featured in a commercial or rental property, you can take advantage of our vast range of maintenance and cleaning services, from safety cover installations to chemical treatments.

We understand the seasonality of Ontario, and our mission is to make sure no sun is wasted and every pool is always swim-ready!

Pool Cleaning

If you go too long in between cleaning your pool, you may end up with algae growth along the surface, which can cause the water to turn an unsightly shade of brown or green.

Not only does algae growth cause an unpleasant colour, but if it gets too dark, it can cause a strain on your eyes when swimming, among other potential health issues.

Our team of professional cleaners can help keep your pool a hygienic and healthy area for enjoying recreation! We perform thorough maintenance tasks that will ensure the longevity of your pool, such as:

  • Vacuuming the pool, steps, and brush walls
  • Cleaning the skimmer and pump baskets
  • Skimming the surface debris
  • Testing the pool chemistry and applying chemicals (chemicals cost extra)
  • Thorough equipment inspection
  • Cleaning the salt cell (for saltwater pools)
  • Basic cleaning of the pool deck, stairs, and surrounding area
  • Pumping the pool empty to be power washing
  • Acid washing / Power Washing

Pool Openings & Closings

The opening and closing seasons are crucial times for outdoor pool maintenance in Ontario (GTA), and our team is well-equipped to handle both!

At the beginning of the summer season, when it’s time to re-invite people to enjoy a swim, we’ll take care of the following:*

  • Removing the winter cover, washing it, and storing it away
  • Pumping off the water from the top of the cover (if required)
  • Re-assembling the filtration equipment
  • Re-installing deck equipment
  • Cleaning scum line
  • Basic cleaning of the pool deck and surrounding area
  • Removing winter plugs
  • Installing jets, lights, heater, filter drain plug, cartridges, pump drain plug, and salt cell (if applicable)
  • Placing the filter valve on the summer setting and a number of other jobs
  • Remove all the water from your pipes for maximum winter protection
  • Apply shock treatment
  • Discard winter antifreeze to ensure safe swimming during the summer.

Once the summer season comes to an end, you can call us back for winter closing, and our team will handle the following:**

  • Pump down water to the appropriate level for the winterization process
  • Blowing 80 CFM (professional grade blower) to all plumbing lines to remove water
  • Antifreeze underground plumbing
  • Rinse the (filter, salt cell, puck feeder) and deconstruct for winter
  • Add shock treatment
  • Remove the gauge, glass, filter drain plug, backwash hose, and other summer equipment in relation to the pool ( lights, ladders, pool vacuum)
  • Install the winter cover
  • Winterize the heater (sensors, plumbing, and power)
  • Turn off the gas supply and main power to all equipment if it's accessible

All the hassle of looking for parts and wondering if you forgot anything is over. We methodologically inspect our checklist and ensure each pool is always ready for long summer days or cold winter nights.

When it comes to opening and closing, our mission-minded techs work efficiently and maintain the highest standards with your family in mind. Your pool is in great hands!*

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Preparing for Pool Openings:

  • Please ensure gates or doors are unlocked. If you have keys or combination locks, give the code or location of the key to the office.
  • Please leave all your pool parts (drain plugs, baskets, jets, ladders etc.) out for our team to re-install.
  • Breaker panels inside your home that control the pool equipment need to be turned on.
  • Ensure that the outside water is turned on, and check your garden hose and outdoor pipes for any winter leaks. We do not leave the garden hose on ( no one is home)
  • If the water is too low to start your pool, it may take 2 to 6 hrs to fill once the winter cover has been pumped off.
  • The yard must be obstruction-free, and any pets cleaned up after.

Preparing for Pool Closings:

  • Please ensure gates or doors are unlocked. If you have keys or combination locks, please give the code or location of the key to the office.
  • All your pool parts (Winterization components like plugs gissmoe, foam light inserts caps, water feature ice protectors, etc.) must be left out for our team to re-install.
  • The yard must remain obstruction-free, and any pets cleaned up after.
  • Breaker panels inside your home that control the pool equipment need to be turned off for techs to winterize correctly with blower and spa transfer pumps.
  • Please turn all pool equipment panels off once our techs are finished winterizing your pool.

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Pool Maintenance Plans

At Ontario Pool Services, we offer two main Pool Maintenance plans in addition to our Seasonal plans. Each plan includes the following features:

  • Elite Opening and Closing packages, plus a Standard package inspection
  • Heater start-up
  • 9 to 18 weeks of weekly maintenance and vacuuming, with the ability for more visits if your term runs out (and the weather has you desiring more crisp swims in the fall)
  • Application of chemicals to maintain and balance the pool
  • Weekly maintenance/cleaning of filter and scum line equipment inspections
  • Weekly pool readings report

The Mission is simple – to keep you swimming with the quality you deserve. With our keen eyes on your pool and equipment, we will make sure breakdowns don’t happen – but if they do, we are here to rescue you!

The Maverick

18 Week Package

The Renegade

9 Week Package

Opening & Closing Packages

If you’d like to enlist our Swimming pool opening or closing services, we provide three different packages for pool maintenance in Toronto so you can choose one that meets your specific needs. We offer the following packages:

Silver Basic

Above Ground Pool Opening (& Plunge pools smaller than 12x24)
This package includes netting/skimming of the surface and removing debris, equipment inspection, chemical balance check, general cleaning of pool and deck area, and the emptying of pump baskets and skimmer.

Gold Standard

Pool Opening - Closing
This package features all of the services in the Basic package and also includes cleaning and backwashing filters, pool vacuuming, and a chemical balancing check.

Platinum Elite

Pool Opening - Closing Deck
This package features all of the services in the Standard package and also includes regular sanitizer replenishment, accessory checks, pressure washing upon opening (if available), pool cover cleaning and storage, the possibility for a second visit, cleaning and general start-up extras like secondary shocking, vacuuming and filter cleaning.

Pool Inspections

If you’re planning to sell or purchase a home that features a residential pool, the first step to making or accepting an offer is to have the pool thoroughly inspected. Our team is happy to assist you with this important step to ensure you finalize your sale as quickly as possible!

During a pool inspection, we will check the following areas/features for cracks, leaks, or other issues:

  • Decking
  • Pool liners
  • Pool surface
  • Railing
  • Ladders
  • Diving boards
  • Electrical systems
  • Pumps
  • Lights
  • Filter (cartridge, sand, Diatomaceous earth DE) life
  • Heater
  • Potential hazards

Pool Care for: Business / Rental / Airbnb

Perhaps you manage an Airbnb property that features a pool for guest use, or an apartment you manage has a pool area for renters - well, in addition to servicing pools for at-home use, we also provide our services for pools in residential and commercial properties.

You can take advantage of our full-service packages whether you own a pool in your home or maintain one for the enjoyment of others!

Seasonal Chemicals & Salt

As a full-service pool maintenance company, we provide all the necessary chemicals for the winter and summer seasons, along with salt treatments for saltwater pools.

You can order our chemical kits for self-application or enlist our help to ensure all the sanitizers, balancers, and other clarifiers are applied properly.

If you’d like to learn more regarding the products we use in our chemical kits, contact our office for more information.

Elevate your pool experience.

Call us to learn more (905) 715-2100