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Winter Pool Maintenance Done Right

Maintaining your pool is crucial, no matter the season or location. By ensuring your pool is clean and taken care of during winter, you can save money when it’s time to open again in spring. Also, this will prevent any damage that could be caused by freezing temperatures or contaminated water.

Invest in your swimming pool by protecting it 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.

Pool Covers

Once pool season is over, those who live in colder climates need to take measures to protect their investment. A pool cover will guard against snow, leaves and creatures falling or crawling in, so it’s crucial that all pool owners know how to properly care for them.

  • Make sure your winter pool cover is properly attached to your pool. This might include inflating the air pillow for an above ground pool, tightening the cable, or securing cover clips.
  • Use a hose to clear your pool cover of plant debris, like leaves and twigs. For any remaining water, use a vacuum.
  • Use a roof rake to remove the snow from your pool cover. Excess weight can cause damage, especially with above ground pools.

Pool Parts

Although it’s out of sight and easy to forget, your pool still needs upkeep even when you’re not using it. Depending on where you live, pools require various amounts of maintenance to keep the parts in working condition. By following these steps, you can ensure that your pool is always running smoothly:

  • To keep your pool clean and inviting, make sure to check the pump, filter and heater regularly.
  • While inspecting your pool equipment, make sure to remove all standing water. If left unattended, freezing water can damage your pipes and create an even bigger issue.
  • If you’re unsure how to maintain your pool during the winter, reach out to a local pool professional.

Winter Pool Chemistry

Adhering to these tips will help pool owners keep their swimming pool water clean while the pool is closed. By keeping the water chemically balanced, it will prevent bacteria and algae growth, as well as decontamination. This makes the process of opening your pool much easier come springtime:

  • Make sure to check your pool’s chemistry levels every two months when it’s not in use. Having an imbalance in your pool’s chemistry can lead to algae and bacteria growth.
  • When the pool season is over, get rid of all the leftover chemicals. They won’t be as effective next year and you don’t want to take that chance.
  • Adding an enzyme product to your pool will help break down non-living contamination, preventing a waterline ring from forming. This way, you won’t have to scrub your pool tile or finish when opening your pool in the spring.

If you want to avoid hassles and save money, take care of your pool now during the winter. If you’re not sure how or would rather leave it to professionals, find your local pool specialist and give them a call. The dedicated team at Swim-Mor Pools & Spas is here to help with over 50 years of experience. We can answer any of your questions and help you find the best options available. Contact us today!

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