Regardless as to whether you had a swimming pool installed this past summer or you’ve had one in your backyard for several years, you likely understand the importance of keeping it protected during the winter.
The most important thing you can do to ensure that your pool will last many years into the future involves having it winterized.
There are several steps you’ll want to take to ensure the job is done right.
Make sure the water is balanced
The chemistry of your pool water is just as important in the winter as it is during the summer, and as such, you’ll want to ensure that the PH levels remain in the proper range. You might also want to speak with a swimming pool professional about the benefits of adding a shock treatment to the water before you close your pool for the season.
Lower the water levels
Experts agree that swimming pool water should be lowered below the skimmer. If you have questions about why this is important, or you’d like assistance, call Wetworks Pool and Spa today.
Clear water from the lines
A third important component of winterizing your pool will involve clearing the pool equipment and pool pipes of water. This is most easily accomplished by using a compressor or blower. Don’t forget to plug the pipes that lead into the pool. For more information as to why skipping this step could cause significant damage to your pool, call our office today and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Consider adding swimming pool antifreeze to your pipes and water lines
This step is self-explanatory. If you don’t know where to purchase swimming pool antifreeze, we can help.
Don’t forget the safety cover
Lastly, you’ll want to make sure your pool is covered. Remember, sitting ice and snow can add hundreds of pounds of pressure, so it may be wise to invest in a pool cover pump.
Call an expert
If you’re concerned that you may not properly protect your swimming pool during the winter on your own, we can help. Winterizing a pool is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your outdoor oasis will still be an outdoor oasis next summer—if it’s not done correctly you could find yourself dealing with costly and expensive repairs.
Wetworks Pool and Spa knows how to help you protect your swimming pool
If you need help winterizing your pool, the experts at Wetworks Pool and Spa can help. Our company has years of experience in helping local homeowners accomplish this very task, and we’re happy to provide you with references if you’d like to speak with some of our prior clients.
We’re licensed and insured, and we have experience in helping clients with all types of swimming pools. If you want to schedule a one-time service, we can help you get an appointment on the books. Or, if you’d like to learn more about our ongoing maintenance services, we can help with that as well! Call today to speak with a swimming pool expert you can trust.