Whether you’re in a blanket of snow or sitting pretty in suntan city, winter pool maintenance is a must. Taking care of your pool now can save you money once it’s time to open your pool again in the spring, not to mention preventing any damage due to freezing temperatures or contaminated water. Maintain your investments by protecting your swimming pool from winter damage. In this blog, we’ll go over the importance of covering the pool, maintaining the equipment, and balancing the chemicals during the cold season.
In colder areas, pool closing begins immediately after pool season to protect your pool from the harsh conditions. Adding a pool cover is a necessity to protect your pool from snow, debris and animals, so it’s important all pool owners understand how to maintain them. Here’s how to keep your pool cover in good shape:
Pool parts may be tucked out of sight and forgotten about when you’re not concerned with using your pool. No matter your geographical location, pool parts need periodic maintenance to keep them running as good as new. Don’t forget these vital steps to keeping your pool parts in working condition:
Most of us do not completely drain our pool for winter, so chemically balanced water is key to a clean swimming pool. Balanced water will prevent algae, bacteria, waterlines, and decontamination making the opening process much easier for pool owners. Follow these tips to maintain your pool water while your pool is closed:
When the temperatures get warmer and the ice starts to melt, the last thing you want to see is a cracked pipe or a leak in your pool liner. If you live in an area that requires pool preparation for freezing temperatures, knowing when it’s time to get your pool ready can save you from any potential damage.
Taking the initiative to maintain your pool during the winter months will save you time and money come spring. If you have any questions or simply want to leave it to the pros, contact your local pool specialist. Have any other winter maintenance tips for pool owners? Share them on the comments below!
Check out our guide to closing your pool for detailed instructions to properly winterizing your pool.