Now that winter is just a couple of weeks away, it’s time pool for owners to really begin focusing on getting their pool ready for the cold, wet weather that comes along with the season. As the leading pool experts in Spring, Texas, and the surrounding areas, Champions Pool Repair & Service understands that getting your pool ready for winter can be a hassle, so we’ve laid out some important tips to help make this essential process easier:
- Use Chlorine Carefully
While adding chlorine to your pool is an excellent way to prevent potentially harmful bacteria from accumulating in your pool, be sure to be mindful of how much you’re adding. It’s common to fall into the mindset of “more is better” when adding chlorine to your pool for the winter but using too much will actually begin to bleach the pool liner. Instead, you may need to simply add the chlorine when it’s time to re-open your pool and wait a couple of days to allow the chemical to clean out any bacteria.
- Don’t Wait to Open Your Pool
Once the weather begins to warm up here in Spring, Texas, it’s a good idea to start the process of opening your pool. While the weather may not be ideal for swimming, opening your pool as soon as the cold winter weather ends allows you to begin tackling any algae and bacteria growth that accumulated during the winter. Additionally, this gives you more time to add chemicals, test the water, and schedule a cleaning with a Spring, Texas, pool cleaning service so your pool is ready to go once the weather is warm enough to swim.
- Winterize Your Equipment
Winterizing your pool’s pipes and water-retaining equipment is essential – not doing so can lead to the need for a costly pool repair. Water expands as it freezes, meaning it can lead to cracks in your equipment. Prevent this problem by taking some time to drain all the water out of your pool pipes and equipment. Additionally, reducing the overall amount of water in your pool can help prevent this potentially expensive issue.
- Keep Your Pool Cover Clean
Sticks, leaves, and other debris are going to accumulate on your pool cover over the course of the season. Be sure to periodically clean these objects off of your cover before they become too heavy and start to cause rips or tears. Not only can this lead to the need to purchase an entirely new cover, it also means that your pool’s cover can’t protect your water from debris as effectively, leaving you with the task of constantly cleaning your pool.
Preparing your pool for winter can often feel like an overwhelming task, but these tips can help make the process a breeze. For expert advice on getting your pool ready for the cold winter weather, give Champions Pool Repair & Service a call at (281) 355-8504.