Tips for Winter Pool Care
Now that winter weather is upon us, it is time to take winter pool care precautions to protect your pool for a smooth opening in the spring. Heavy snow on a pool cover can damage the cover by causing it to stretch and possibly tear. If you have an aboveground pool, this stretching can actually pool the walls into the center of the pool, damaging the pool as well.
The following are a few quick tips on how to remove snow from your pool cover.
- Do not use anything with sharp edges, like a shovel, you risk tearing the cover.
- Use a broom with a long handle to push snow off of the cover.
- Frequently brush the snow off the cover to prevent accumulation.
- Lighter snow can be cleared with a leaf blower.
Here are a few more tips to protect your pool this winter.
- Discard all pool chemicals from the previous season. Chemicals can lose their effectiveness over time.
- Check the chemistry of your pool every 2 months when not in use. Add any chemicals needed to help maintain pool chemistry during the offseason to make for a better opening in spring,
- Using an enzyme product can break down non-living contaminants and reduce the likelihood of a waterline ring forming while the pool is closed.
Please reach out to Pools of Fun with any additional winter pool care questions.