The warm weather has ended, and fall is here. You’re ready to winterize your pool and close it up for the winter. Below are 4 pool maintenance tips for winterizing your pool.
This is one of the most important pool maintenance tips for winterizing your pool. Grab one of your test kits, and check to be certain the total hardness, pH, alkalinity and chlorine are at the right levels. Be sure that you’re balancing your pool water’s chemistry before you winterize your pool. You can also buy a chemical kit made for the winter.
Clean Out the Pool
The pool needs to be cleaned of debris and leaves before you close it up. Clean out your pump baskets and skimmers as well. If there is debris left over, your water could turn green.
Drain the Water from Pipes
If you have an especially cold winter, these pipes could freeze and burst. So, you want to make sure that all water is drained from your pool equipment.
Cover Up Your Pool
Look for a cover that’s made for the winter. This is going to keep debris out of your pool and protect your pets and children from falling into it, especially if it’s an inground pool.
When you are closing up and winterizing your pool, remember these four pool maintenance tips. Not only will they help you get the pool ready for the winter, but they will help ensure it’s ready for next season to enjoy when the hot weather comes again.