Pool Closing Service

Expert Pool Closing Services

When pool season has come to an end turn to D&R for your professional pool closing. We winterize your pool so it’s protected from the elements during the Hamptons’ brutal winter conditions and perform any winter maintenance if it is needed. D&R closes some of the most sophisticated swimming pools year after year.

Things to know

Multiple Visits

A pool closing typically takes multiple visits to your property. For speed and efficiency, our pool closing service normally takes two stages.

Schedule Ahead

It is recommended to schedule your pool closing 2 or more weeks prior to it actually being closed. Closing a clean pool will likely ensure a smoother opening process in the spring; we recommend having your pool serviced before the closing.

Equipment Storage

D&R offers pool pump storage at no charge securely in our warehouse over the winter. Optionally we can remove and store your heater tray at an additional charge. Ensure protection against theft, pest damages, and accessories to equipment do not get lost; for an easier opening.

Water & Electric

Until we close your pool, we will still need outdoor water spigot access. We also need ready access to an outdoor power outlet for pool closing equipment.

Locked Access

For storage and ease of access if you will not be home, please provide us with any access keys, codes, or instructions for your specified storage areas. We will need this to retrieve your cover, and store any accessories. We will always leave your property in the condition we found it, and secure any entryways.

Winter Maintenance

From rain and snow over the winter, your swimming pool will fill up. When the temperatures drop, a thick layer of ice forms at the top of the pool; potentially causing skimmers, or tiles to crack on the pool. We check your pool and pump it down through the winter as necessary.

The Pool Closing Service Process

How our pool closing service works.
Lower Swimming Pool

Most pools get lowered a foot under the skimmers, unless a special circumstance requires the swimming pool to be emptied. Emptying a pool can be dangerous and cause vinyl pools to collapse or gunite pools to partially pop out of the ground due to the Long Island water table.

Disconnect Equipment

Disconnect all equipment, heaters, autofills, and water features. We store your pump in our secure environmentally controlled warehouse to prevent accessory loss, longevity, and ease of access for opening your pool. *unless you specify otherwise we will store your pump in our warehouse.

Optionally, we can remove and store your heater tray at an additional charge.

Blow Out Lines

Thoroughly blow out your pool pipes, skimmers, returns, and all water features. Heaters, filters, and autofills too. Afterwards, we add an antifreeze solution to the swimming pool pipes.

Failure to do this properly can cause freezing, resulting in line breakage. They can be in hard to reach areas and become a costly repair. We ensure this won’t happen.

Adjust Chemicals

Add the proper winterizing chemicals, and supply the chlorine tab floaters necessary to maintain the chemistry of the water, to ensure a smoother opening in the spring. If your pool has a vinyl liner, we secure the chlorine floaters to prevent color fading on your liner.


We cover your pool whether it’s a mesh safety cover, or traditional water bag cover. We do not recommend putting a full cover over a heater, as it can make it comfortable for pests. Afterwards, we fully inspect the cover and make any recommendations to you for fixes as needed.

Pool Closing Gallery

A visual concept to some of our pool closings.

Customer Support

Excellent customer service and support. We make it convenient for you. If it is after hours we encourage you to try texting us for emergencies.

Family Owned Business

A passionate family owned business that cares about your pool or spa like it is our own. We build trust and provide consistent quality service, as our business depends on it.

Guaranteed Work

All of our work is backed by a guarantee to your satisfaction, provided it is within agreement. We pride on exquisite attention to each and every one of our clients.

Authorized Dealer

We provide comprehensive and seamless repairs and installations for all products we sell. We are also an authorized warranty center.

Licensed & Insured CPO

Having a Licensed and Insured Certified Pool Operator gives you certainty you can trust. We are also an authorized warranty center for most equipment and manufacturers.

Our staff is properly trained in accordance with APSP and ANSI standards. D&R Pool Services attends yearly educational seminars to stay up to date with the latest technologies and advancements in swimming pools and spas.

Family Owned and Operated

Many of our clients have been with us for over 30 years. We build trust and provide consistent quality service, as our business depends on it.

Our commitment to a great customer experience starts with D&R Pool Services. The men behind it all; Dave and Randy’s continued success comes from building trust, hands-on commitment, and service with an aim to please. Many of our customers continue to recommend us year after year.

Hello all,

Never in our lives would we be thinking about writing this message.This is devastating; we hope you haven’t been directly affected. We’re all hysterical that we cannot interact with each other. Kids & grandchildren – it is such a terrible feeling; but we can only play our parts. As much as we hear it every day; it’s time for D&R to address any concerns regarding COVID – 19 Coronavirus concerns and how we are changing operations until further notice. We believe in the safety of all of our clients, staff, and family. We request you make any exceptions to how our service works for the safety of all parties. We will continue to do our best as always promised.

Below is information taken directly off of the CDC’s website:

Q: “Can the COVID-19 virus spread through pools and hot tubs?”
A: There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19. Chlorine easily kills this virus.

We all still need to be vigilant and follow the CDC guidelines pertaining to basic hygiene to prevent the spread of the virus. However, the use of your pool or spa will not increase your chances of contracting it.

Most of our clients have second homes here in the Hamptons. If you choose to seek refuge, to keep your family and loved ones in a safer space; we are offering to open your pools and spas earlier than anticipated, to give you a sense of normalcy and entertainment, while we wait this unfortunate situation out.

Our technicians are all practicing safe and effective hygiene, and always have sanitizers and cleaners for our equipment on hand, as well. We ask that you stay inside from our employees during visits; as we are insisting on safe distancing. Any questions can be called in immediately to our office and will be relayed to our employees immediately. This keeps us all safe for the time being and we appreciate your understanding of the current situation.

Laura is available as always at (516) 449-9107 for any digital communication via text, email, or voice; to address any concerns you have, or to offer any assistance. Thank you for your continued support during these concerning times.

Thank You,

D&R Pool Services, Inc.