With summer close at hand, now it’s time to rethink what you’ve done for winter maintenance because what you did to prepare for winter, will make your summer pool opening that much easier.
It’s never ever a happy time when you close the pool for the winter season but it is a required part of swimming pool ownership depending upon where you live. Usually once the leave change and the winds turn frigid, ideas turn to pool closing. Your pool will just require a minimum amount of care and maintenance throughout the cold weather. We offer these pointers for both over ground and in ground pool for winter care:.
Above ground pools:
Examine periodically to see to it your swimming pool cover is still tight. If the cover ends up being loose it could slip into the pool and enable debris to fall in and might also put too much tension on the cover itself.
Make sure the air pillows you have under the cover or the gallon jugs are still practical and doing their tasks.
Siphon the gathered water off the pool cover when it develops.
Check the swimming pool water levels monthly. If the water level drops significantly it might suggest a slow leakage.
In ground pool care:.
If you are using a water tube system change any that break throughout the winter. Have a couple of tubes useful if you need to change them.
The tubes hold the cover and prevent the wind from blowing the cover up.
Don’t utilize heavy things like bricks or lawn furnishings to keep the cover in place. If the cover falls into the pool, it might drag those products in and damage the swimming pool.
Siphon off any standing water off of the swimming pool cover.
General swimming pool winter season cover care:.
Check the tightness of the straps on your pool cover and adjust them as needed.
The swimming pool water level ought to be kept at or below the skimmer when in use however in the winter the water level must not be any lower than 18″ from the top of the swimming pool. Include water as needed to keep it at that level.
Inspect the “look” and quality of your pool water. If it starts to look swampy it will certainly require and earlier than usual opening so you can address the develop of algae.