Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
Is Your Swimming Pool Prepared for Old Man Winter?
Most pool owners have an off-season to think about, and it’s important that they take the time to do things right. If you own a pool, whether it’s above or in ground, you need to make sure that it’s ready for every season of the year. Summer is easy because you just open it up and enjoy. Winterizing your pool, however, can prove to be a bit more of a task if you’re not prepared. Do you have all of the tools and supplies that you need to get your pool ready for the winter months? Now is the time to make sure that you’re ready,… Continue reading
Three Essential Accessories for Above Ground Winter Pool Covers
Winterizing your above ground swimming pool involves a number of important steps such as giving the pool a good cleaning, ensuring proper balance of chemicals in the water, and lowering the water level to below the returns and skimmer. Beyond this point, there are any number of additional accessories that could be used to keep your pool in good shape until next season. The sheer volume of products available can feel daunting and confusing. In essence, once the water has been prepared properly and you are ready to top it all off with a winter pool cover, there are really only three winterizing accessories… Continue reading
A lot of people who have pools are now starting to search for insight on how to close their pools correctly. Any pool closing checklist or resource will tell you to only lower the water below the skimmer level and the jets so that all of the plumbing lines are clear and don’t face the risk of freezing and bursting. Each of these different resources also tells you not to drain the pool completely unless you are taking it down for storage if it is a small pool that is easy to set up and tear down. What about larger pools, though? Why leave water in them at all? It will just be bad next spring, after all.… Continue reading
Winter pool covers are designed to protect your pool from the elements. There are, of course, many different elements that you might encounter over the course of a winter, depending on where you live and what type of weather you have. Regardless, the purpose of winter pool covers is for protection in any environment. There are different styles and types of covers for you to choose from, including different levels of durability and strength depending on what you need. This is going to save you a lot of money on things like pool maintenance and repair because it will protect your pool during the off season. This also gives you… Continue reading
Closing the pool for the winter is a tedious task, but it’s one that is definitely necessary. When you live in a climate where you can’t use the pool during winter months, you need to make sure that you’re keeping it safe and ready to go once the weather warms up again. So many people discuss the chemicals for winterizing, the various types of pool covers, and other elements involved in the process. There’s one thing that people don’t talk a lot about that you should probably be aware of, however, when you are closing your pool. What to use to weight or tie-down system your swimming pool… Continue reading