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 should top the pool. Many home owners choose a winter pool cover for their above ground pool or in ground pool, while others choose to cover the pool all winter with a safety cover. Growing in popularity are leaf nets, which are mesh covers that go on top of your winter cover or safety cover. Leaf nets collect a majority of autumn leaves and other debris and make spring clean up a breeze.