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Should You Drain Your Pool During Winter?

It’s time to start preparing your pool now that Winter is officially here. There are plenty of reasons why you should keep water in the pool over winter. Not to mention, it can save you money in the long run! Here’s how:

Don’t drain your pool completely

Over Winter, it’s a good idea to lower the water level below the skimmer so that the plumbing won’t freeze. But you shouldn’t drain the water completely. When a pool is winterized, the water can help protect the pool liner, keep it clean, and prevent damage from debris and harsh weather.

Easier opening next summer

You can keep the water clean and safe all season long if you add the right chemicals to the water before Winter. Chlorine shock and algaecides can help keep the water clear and balanced, which will make it a lot easier to open the pool during Summer.

Prevent cracking and rips

With some water in the pool, it will help  prevent the liner from drying out, shrinking, and cracking. Even with a pool cover, an empty pool is more at risk for damage from debris. The water will act as a protective barrier so you won’t have to pay for costly repairs.

When to drain the pool completely

The type of pool you have, climate, water chemistry, and interior aesthetics, will determine when you’ll need to drain and refill your pool eventually. The general time frame is from 10 to 15 years. But you should always contact the professionals before you do. 

Our team at Swim-Mor Pools & Spas is here to help you with all of your pool needs. We have over 50 years of experience, can answer any of your questions, and help you find the best options available. Contact us today!

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