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Now booking for the 2014-2015 Snow Season (Grey Nuns, Lumberman,   Fortune and their side streets).

Pool Closing Services

Pool Closing - book your preferred date now.

We offer a variety of In-Ground and Above-Ground Pool closing packages to meet any budget and DIY enthusiast level from Blow-out Only for peace of mind to Full Closing.

$99 Blowout Only - For your peace of mind over the long, harsh winter: clear equipment pad (Pump/Filter/Heater/Cell OR Chlorinator), suction line (Skimmer to Pump) and return line (Equip Pad to Returns). You lower water, remove fittings, and install plugs, freeze blocks and cover (s). Solar and/or water-feature (falls, spill-over, etc...) subject to additional fee. Some restrictions apply.

Basic Closing   - Includes all in Blowout Service plus remove summer fittings (Returns, Salt Cell,   lights if present)  and install your winter plugs and freeze blocks. You lower water and install cover(s).

Partial Closing   - Includes all in Blowout and Basic Service   plus one of;   Lower Water to appropriate level OR Install Cover (Winter OR Leaf).   2nd Cover, Solar and/or water-feature (falls, spill-over, etc...) subject to additional fee.

Full Closing   - Includes all in Blowout, Basic and Partial Service plus Ladder(s) AND Lower Water Level   AND Install Winter Cover.     2nd Cover, Solar Systems and/or water-feature (falls, spill-over, etc...) subject to additional fee.

The following chart lists items included (down the left) by Pool type and Service Option across the top (IG followed by AG packages). Determine which works best for you, and book it, it's that simple!



* Additional water feature line (Falls, Solar, etc...) Extra.

** Additional cover (leafNet) extra.

Other Services

Pump Installation - Filter Installation - Salt System Installation***

Salt Cell Replacement - Filter Sand Change - Leak Detection

Plumbing Parts & Repairs

Aqua Lamp (Niche) Service, Parts & Closing Kits

Weekly & Vacation Maintenance Service

Above-Ground Skimmer/Return Replacement

Above-Ground Liner Replacement

Above-Ground Dismantling & Removal

Have another issue, give us a call.

    *** Install services apply to equipment we supply only.


Pool Opening

Basic Opening   - Reconnect equipment, remove winter fittings, install summer fittings [incl. light(s) if present] and run   pump to test water-path.

Full   Opening   - Includes   all in   Basic plus pump, remove, fold cover and water tubes for storage and install ladder.   Includes minor debris dip (leaves)   from cover.

Your pool water is only as clean as your filter!




After 5 seasons of filtering, even with regular weekly backwash, this is likely   how your sand   looks -   more like mud than sand.

Both filters have 5 seasons of filtering in slightly different environments.

While filtering, your pump must force the water downward through this top layer of accumulated silt, dirt and mud, to return to your pool.


What are you swimming in?


Fortunately, this problem can be solved and should be done every 3-5 yrs, depending on your environment (greenery), swim load and maintenance performed.



  1. Drain water from Filter.
  2. Remove filter head.
  3. Remove old sand (100% or why bother).
  4. Remove stand-pipe and laterals.
  5. Rinse clean all parts and inside of filter body.
  6. Re-install stand-pipe and laterals.
  7. Add new sand (cover top of stand-pipe and ensure alignment throughout).
  8. Fill filter with water.
  9. Re-install filter head to original position.
  10. Backwash for 3-5 minutes to   rinse dust from new sand.


Not something you want to spend your limited time doing?

Give us a call with the size (lbs) of your filter and we'll be happy to help. In addition to the steps listed above, we will bag   the old sand for your convenience of disposal.


For a limited time, save $20 on Sand Change. Reg $179.00 (+ sand), Now $159.00 (+ sand).


    Text or Call Van @ 613-858-8266




Aqua-Lamp Permanent All-Season Closing Kits

Does this look familiar?  


  End the constant replacement of fragile, expensive parts!

Go from unsightly money-trap to beautiful finish in no time:



Replacements parts for   each lamp is over $170.00!!   Repeatedly!

End the battle today with these attractive, powder coated,   all-season   closing kits.

Available exclusively at 1st Choice Pool Care.

Limited time, Just $159.99+tax (Reg. 179+tax)   Per Lamp DIY/Delivered!*

When you purchase a pair (2).

No more bulb replacement at almost $40 each!

No more cracked Receptacle replacement at over $80 each!

No more Adapter Ring replacement   (requires draining) due to broken twist-lock tabs at $30 each!

No more Lens replacement at over $20 each!

Cables getting too short, transformer box blown, spend more on bulbs than   sanitizer each year?

No problem, order your kits   today!


Buying or Selling   a home with a pool? We offer pre-purchase inspections for both Above-Ground and In-Ground pools.

    BOOK NOW  

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