By preparing for pool winterization properly, you can prolong the life of your pool, extend your investment, and save yourself hours of hard work come springtime. As the colder seasons come rolling in it may be time to winterize your outdoor pool.
These key items to keep in mind while closing your pool for Winter and maintaining the outdoor pool area in Winter weather are all potential money and time saving solutions for your home’s pool!
Shock Your Water
Shocking your pool should be a regular maintenance step that you do, not only when winterizing your pool. Shocking involves chlorinating your pool with excess amounts of chlorine to rid of bacteria and pollutants. This will burn the chloramines that are no longer effectively killing bacteria and revive your pool water. You’ll want to buy a stronger product for shocking your pool when closing up for the winter and it can either be chlorine or non-chlorine.
Purchase Your Supplies
Before closing down your pool for the winter season, the single most important thing to do is make sure that your pool is chemically balanced. The calcium hardness and total alkaline should be balanced, as well as your pH levels.
Remove Leaves and Debris From the Top of Your Winter Pool Cover
Eliminating sources of debris will prevent your pool cover from being ripped, torn or otherwise damaged during the winter months. Wet leaves can be very heavy and weigh your pool cover down. For those using leaf nets, then be sure to dispose of leaves that have collected on top of the net. Keeping the pool area free of leaves will also help prevent water contamination if your pool is not covered for the winter.
Be sure to keep your swimming pool in great condition over the next few winter months to provide years of enjoyment to come for you, your friends and family, and all visitors to your home’s pool!
Contact one of our team here at Arcadia Pools of Maryland to discuss specific details for your pool winterization at (410) 789-1641. Or feel free to CLICK HERE for more information about swimming pool covers from Arcadia Pools of Maryland!