Do You Need Pool Service During the Winter?

In warm-winter climates, your pool may be closed for swimming during the cooler season. Many people shutdown their pool during the coolest months, but few people drain their pools in mild regions. Since there is still water in the pool, you need to consider the best way to reduce contamination. While you may not need regular weekly pool cleanings, it is still beneficial to keep pool service active during the winter.

Benefits of Winter Pool Service

The water in your pool during the winter will be the water you want to swim in come spring. It is easier to keep this water clean and sanitized than to decontaminate the water in a few months. Algae, bacteria and debris can create unhealthy conditions in your pool if the chemical balance is not maintained. Here are some benefits of scheduling pool service during the winter months:

  • Reduce stains and damage to pool from algae growth
  • Stay on top of pool maintenance with routine service
  • Easier and quicker to reopen pool in the spring

Winter pool service is not needed as often as during the swimming season. Schedule your pool service to come once a month to clean out any debris and balance the water chemistry. This will prevent damage to your pool and keep the water sanitary, making it a wise investment.

Even when your pool is closed for the winter, it needs maintenance to keep it healthy and ready to go in the spring. Talk to your local pool service about scheduling winter service to ensure that your pool is maintained December through March, ready to open when April arrives.

Posted on behalf of:
Premier Pool Enterprises
3502 Sixes Road, #108
Canton, GA 30114
(494) 496-5579

Winterizing Your Swimming Pool

If you do not use your pool during the winter months, it is best to winterize and cover it to keep it in good condition. Taking the time to clean and close it up will make it easier to get it started up again in the spring. Here are a few basics to close-up your pool and get it ready for winter.

  • Clean pool and lower water level. Clean the pool, skimmers and filters thoroughly. Drain pool below the skimmer level. Use an air compressor to blow out all the water from the pool equipment and lines through the skimmer. Remove all drain plugs and add antifreeze if appropriate for your area.
  • Remove all pool toys and safety equipment. Before you start preparing your pool for winter, pull out all the toys, floats, ladders and other equipment and put it away in your storage area. You don’t want anything that will make it difficult to seal and cover the pool.
  • Treat your pool water. Shocking your pool and adding winterizing chemicals can prevent algae growth and make it easier to clean your pool in the spring.
  • Install your winter cover. Covering your pool with a winter cover will keep out debris and help keep it sealed to prevent algae growth. You may want to add a leaf net if not all the leaves have fallen so you can remove them easily off your cover.

Winterizing your pool can keep it safe and prevent damage during the winter. You can save time and make sure your pool is ready for winter by calling your local pool company for a winterizing service.

Posted on behalf of:
Somar Pool Service & Repairs
4581 Weston Road
Weston, FL 33331
(954) 840-8544

Winterizing Your Pool

During the summer months, a swimming pool is an attractive oasis providing a break from the seasonal heat. When the cold weather rolls in and pool season ends for another year, it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your swimming pool.

Water left inside a pool pump can cause the equipment to break, should it freeze and expand. Water volume increases by nine percent when it freezes, so breakage is a very real concern if your live in an area where freezing is a possibility. It’s important to ensure correct winterization of your pool before deep cold sets in, to protect your investment for enjoyment during many active seasons to come.

A professional pool maintenance company will force all the water from lines and pipes, then plug them to prevent water from seeping back inside over the course of the winter. They may then add chemicals to inhibit algae growth through the winter and spring seasons. Depending upon the style of cover you’ve chosen, a professional pool technician will then install either a mesh cover or one of the solid variety.

Customers who live in areas where freezing is intermittent, you may choose to winterize without fully closing your pool. In these cases, it’s wise to consider a pump with freeze protection to prevent damage from freezing water. If your pump doesn’t have automatic freeze protection, you should make a point of activating the pump when temperatures begin to drop closer to the freezing point.

Winterizing your pool is a task some homeowners choose to take on themselves, but a professional pool service will guarantee their work throughout the winter season. The cost of professional winterization can be significantly less than expensive repairs down the road, so working with a professional technician is a smart investment.

Posted on behalf of Premiere Pool Enterprises