Even if you do not plan to use your pool this winter, it is still important to take care of it. Use the following tips to figure out the best way to maintain your pool this season so it is ready for use when the weather warms up again.
Look Closely at the Pool Before You Close It
After you use the pool for the last time before winter comes, it is important to inspect it closely to look for any signs of trouble. A small crack at the beginning of the winter might turn into a huge one by the end of the season. If you do notice any problems, you should hire a pool service company to fix them now.
Test the Chemicals
You should also test the chemical levels in the pool to make sure they are properly balanced. Clean the pool and remove all items. Whether you have ladders, slides, pool toys, or skimmer baskets, take the time to remove all of these objects from the water and to store them safely for the winter.
Drain the Filtration System
It is very important to drain any water that might be resting in the pool’s pump, the filter, the heater, or the tubing. Leftover water might freeze during the winter and cause damage to the filtration system.
Cover the Pool
You should lower the water level of the pool without completely draining it. Once the water is down, you can cover the pool with a durable cover to protect it throughout the winter. Check on the cover every few weeks to make sure there is no damage that might prevent it from keeping the pool safe.
Blue Knight Pool Service is here to help you keep your pool in top condition throughout the year. Since 2009, we have provided the city of Tucson with top pool services to ensure that they get the most use out of their pools. To learn more, visit us online or call (520) 429-4696.