Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
Did you know that paying a professional pool company to winterize your backyard swimming pool can cost upwards of $500? With just a few items and a weekend afternoon, you can winterize your own pool for much less and save hundreds, even thousands, of dollars throughout the life of your pool.
By winterizing the swimming pool, you prepare it for long months of sitting untouched. Because of this, the water must be chemically balanced using winterizing chemicals, which will help prevent corrosion and scale build up over the course of the winter. Also, the pool must be cleaned of any dirt and debris which may have collected over the swimming season. Finally, a protective cover… Continue reading
What happens over the course of the Fall, Winter, and early Spring as rain and melting snow accumulate on top of your swimming pool’s winter cover? If you have a mesh winter pool cover, then that water drains through and should not collect over time. But, if you have a solid material winter pool cover with no drain panels, then the water that accumulates on the pool cover has no place to go. As water continues to collect, it grows heavier and heavier, pulling the winter cover out from under its anchors and down into the pool. Not only does this situation make Spring clean up a headache, but… Continue reading
Does the phrase “closing your pool for the winter” send chills down your spine or make you want to hire a pool maintenance service? Winterizing kits can help you streamline this process because they have everything you need to close your pool included in terms of chemicals. Most kits are formulated for specific pool sizes – just order the kit to fit your pool.
are available for you to choose from. These kits should have Terminator algaecide, Super Rust & Scale, and Burst Shock included in them.
Once the weather grows cooler and pool owners decide to close the swimming pool for the winter, the most common procedure is to cover the pool with a winter pool cover. Soon enough, Autumn leaves drop from the trees surrounding the covered pool, and they cascade gracefully through the air and settle gently on top of the pool cover…only to be forgotten until it is time to think about opening the pool again after the long winter months are over. Those lovely Autumn leaves spend the winter decaying on top of the winter pool cover, and they make the removal of said pool cover a sloppy, dirty, heavy mess. How… Continue reading