Protecting Your Pool in Winter
Pools and spas are not cheap investments, so it’s important to keep them in tip top shape and lower the maintenance costs year-round. In this post, we’re going to talk about how you can prepare your pool and spa for winter so they’re ready to use once again come summer time. Remember, it’s a good idea to consult your pool builder before you start the winterizing process.
- If you live in an area where hard freezes are common, you must winterize your pool equipment and piping before covering your pool.
- In milder climates, keeping your pump running normally should be enough to keep the water moving and your pool from freezing.
- Spas should be used normally and enjoyed regularly throughout the winter months. It is not a good idea to close your spa unless it won’t be used for at least three months.
Steps to Follow in Hard Freeze Areas
- Make sure your pool water is balanced, and add shock treatment to your water (can be either chlorinated or non-chlorinated).
- The water level needs to be lowered to below the skimmer.
- Use a blower or compressor to clear pipes and equipment and plug the pipes at the pool.
- Add swimming pool antifreeze to the lines to prevent freezing.
- Place a sealing device in the skimmer to seal it and absorb ice pressure. Ask your local pool retailer or contractor for more details about devices for this purpose.
- Install your safety cover or winter tarp cover using water tubes to secure. Rain and snow can add hundreds of pounds of pressure to your winter pool cover. A pool cover pump will keep standing water from weighing it down and will extend the life of your cover.
Steps to Follow in Milder Climates
- Keep your water pump running during periods of below freezing temperatures.
- Maintain a balanced water level throughout the off-season months and sanitize regularly.
- Although it is optional, a winter cover or safety cover might be very helpful.
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