Serving Long Island, NY for over 24 years committed to responsive & reliable pool closings completed with care.


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What Makes Us Different

Paul Romanelli & Son Pool Service offers the highest quality pool closing service while being the most open, communicative, and transparent pool service company out there.

If you’re looking for effortless appointment scheduling and simple up-front pricing, the search for your perfect pool service ends here. Call us now at 631-472-6275.

Our Pool Closing Services Include


We take the stress away by expertly securing your pool cover, allowing you to enjoy the off-season knowing your pool is properly covered, water tubes are placed and secured as needed, above ground pool covers are tightened with a winch.

Pool Ladder and Handrail Reattachment


All ladders and handrails are removed from the pool deck and properly stored. Other deck accessories are also safely put away for the season.

Suction and Return Line Plug Removal


We ensure that water is blown out from the filter, pumps, heater, and pipes. Then, we add antifreeze to your pool’s plumbing lines and securely plug all suction and return lines. This ensures your pool lines are properly winterized and safe from freeze damage.


We take care of removing all drain plugs from equipment such as your pump, filter, heater, and chlorinator. Additionally, we air-lock your pool’s bottom drains to ensure their safety throughout the winter.


Your pool water is lowered to the ideal level for your pool and cover type, ensuring safety and structural integrity during the off-season.


Your skimmer is safeguarded against freezing using a specialized Gizzmo ice compression plug or skimmer plate – non-standard skimmers are filled with ice compressors.

Dosing swimming pool chemicals


This powerful clarifying agent helps drop fine debris from suspension, ensuring that your pool has the best chance of opening clear next season.

Setup and check pool filtration system


Your pool’s filter is meticulously cleaned. This involves backwashing sand or DE filters and rinsing off DE filter elements or cartridge filters with a powerful cleaning solution.


For safety reasons, we shut off the gas supply to your pool’s natural gas or propane pool heater. The electric is shut off at the breaker or quick disconnect for heat pumps.

Get Professional Service from Pool Closing Experts Near You

Our highly skilled swimming pool technicians use time-tested techniques to properly winterize your pool so your pool and equipment can make it safely through the harsh Long Island winter.

You’re guaranteed a reliable swimming pool winterization with us, so if you’re not 100% satisfied with any aspect of our service, we’ll return free of charge until you are.

How Much Does a Pool Closing Cost?

According to HomeAdvisor, the national average cost for opening a pool is $250. Unfortunately, home services across the board are higher in Long Island. The price is closer to about $400. A basic closing ranges between $300 and $500. More complex closings with attached spas, raised walls, or more advanced equipment will likely run you greater than $500.

Also, keep in mind that additional recommended services can range between $30 and $300 (filter cleanings, winterizing more complex systems, the addition of premium chemical bundles, etc). The overall cost depends on all the factors above.

Cost of our pool closing extras:

  • Fee for extra pump(s) – $35 per additional pump
  • Safety cover with cable attachment (raised wall) – $35 per 10 feet of cable
  • Pool covers of all shapes and sizes: Please contact us at least one month before your closing
  • Pool Cover pumps: Manual: $160, Automatic: $260
  • Replace water bags (heavy duty): $12 each

Cost of our additional pool closing services:

  • Filter cleaning – DE or cartridge filter cleaning – $99 $79 (20% off with pool closing)
  • Pre-closing power vacuum and water level lowering – Vacuum pool to waste with our own equipment (water, dirt, and debris are pumped out of the pool) – $119 per hour
  • Winter Watch – On demand, 3 visit, or 5 visit winter pool maintenance packages. Make sure your cover stays on the pool, the pool doesn’t overfill with rain or snowmelt, and the water chemistry is maintained until opening season – starting at $99 per visit for the 5 visit plan

Pool Closing Service Reviews

Punctual and Courteous Pool Closing Team

“Danny V and Nick did an incredible job closing my pool. They were punctual, courteous, and super diligent with all the equipment and securing the cover. Highly recommend.”

Laura Findley, Lindenhurst, NY

Our Go-To Company for Pool Openings and Closings

“We were looking for someone to close our pool after our pool guy never showed up and we decided to try Paul Romanelli & Son Pool Service after seeing good reviews online. Everything with this company was excellent!

Scheduling an appointment is easy to do online and they texted and emailed confirmation of the appointment. The 2 men who came to cover the pool were so nice and professional. They were neat and organized and did a great job.

This will definitely be the company we use to open/close our pool from now on. Thank you for a great job!”

Lisa Madeiras, Setauket – East Setauket, NY

Professional, Responsive, and Valuable Pool Closing Company

“I called Romanelli & Son Pool Service last minute for a pool closing. They were responsive and friendly and came right away. They kept me informed of when they were coming with texts and an app that showed where the driver was, which was great. They did a nice neat job and were friendly and professional. The price was reasonable. I will definitely call them again.”

Hillary D’John, St. James, NY

Is It Hard to Close a Pool Yourself?

Closing a pool on your own can save you some cash, but it’s not a task to take lightly. Even if you have the right tools and know-how, it can still take a couple of hours. And, honestly, there are a bunch of factors that can make it dangerous and tricky to DIY. So, just keep that in mind before diving into it yourself.

Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t attempt to close a pool yourself:

You Need the Right Tools

Closing a pool can be a bit of a task, but with the right tools and equipment, it can be done efficiently and safely. You’ll need specialized items like water testing kits, anchor removal tools, and hand tools with specific bits and sizes. And don’t forget to grab the proper safety gear before disconnecting any electrical components like control panels and motors.

Your Pool Filtration System Can be Complicated

Closing a pool can be a bit of a handful.

You’ll have to deal with different systems like circulation, filtration, and chemical treatment. If you’re not familiar with those systems and the equipment used, it can be tricky to disconnect them and make sure they’re ready for winter.

And don’t forget about the heavy equipment and pool covers that need to be put away for the season.

You Can Make Dangerous Mistakes

Just a friendly reminder, there’s always the risk of getting hurt when you’re dealing with heavy equipment and pool covers. If you’re not used to lifting and carrying heavy stuff, you could easily hurt yourself.

And don’t forget about the chemicals. If you don’t handle them properly, you could get burned or hurt.

And we hate to be a Debbie Downer, but even if you manage to close the pool without any incident, if you don’t do it right… it could end up damaging the pool or equipment. Trust us, we’ve seen it happen plenty of times.

You Can Waste Money

Closing your pool on your own can certainly save you some money on labor fees – maybe $250-$300. But it’s not as simple as it sounds.

We at Romanelli & Son Pool Service have connections with manufacturers and suppliers, which means we can get our supplies at a discounted price and pass on the savings to our customers. Plus, if you try to close your pool on your own, you might end up making mistakes that end up costing you more in the long run.

Hiring a pro technician is the way to go. They’ll make sure the job is done right from the get-go.

Frequently Asked Questions

What month do you close your pool?

Here in the northeast (Long Island), we typically close pools around October.

However, we recommend closing as late as possible so that the water temperature is lower (less chance of algae blooming under the cover when you close later).

We’ve even closed pools in late December – so it’s really up to you (reach out about our pool heater service if you want to extend your season!).

How do you close a pool by yourself?

Closing a pool by yourself is a formidable task – but with perseverance, determination, and some careful planning – it can be done. Here’s a general overview:

  • Balance the water chemistry and add winterizing chemicals
  • Clean the pool and lower the water level
  • Remove ladder and handrails
  • Disconnect the filter, pump, and peripherals
  • Clean the filter and filter tank
  • Drain, dry and winterize the plumbing (blow-out the lines)
  • Turn off your heater gas valve
  • Place the multiport valve in the closed position
  • Install the winter pool cover
  • Put the pump, chlorinator, and salt cell away for the winter

Should I shock the pool before closing it?

Yes, you should shock the pool before closing it. Adding sanitizer will help control any bacteria or algae that may be lingering in the water.

We recommend raising the free available chlorine level up to at least 3 ppm at closing time.

What happens if you don’t close your pool?

Don’t even think of not closing your pool!

Pipes and lines can freeze and burst, you could get an algae infestation, your expensive filtration equipment will get damaged…all bad things!

If you don’t awnt to close your pool, please give us a call and let us handle it for you.

Customer Satisfaction is Our Top Priority

At Paul Romanelli & Son Pool Service, customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We do everything in our power to make the experience of working with us as pleasant and convenient as possible for our customers…so that all they need to do is sit back and relax while we take care of everything.

We’ve been in business since 1999, and over the years we’ve built up a team of professional and experienced technicians. We take pride in our reliability, responsiveness, and continuous improvement. We guarantee that our customers will be satisfied with the work we do.

We understand that a pool is a significant investment, and we want our customers to get the most out of it. That’s why we go above and beyond to ensure 100% customer satisfaction. Whether it’s opening and closing their pool for the season, or performing routine maintenance and repairs, we always put our customers’ needs first.

We trust that our commitment to customer satisfaction will help make the experience of owning a pool as enjoyable as possible for our customers. Please have a look at our Google Business Profile to see what other customers say about us.

Select the Industry Leaders

For over two decades, Paul Romanelli & Son Pool Service has established a loyal customer base thanks to our high-quality service. As a family-owned local pool service company, our goal is to deliver the best possible customer experience. To see what our satisfied clients have to say about us, check out our reviews on Google.

To schedule your pool closing, give us a call at 631-472-6275.