If you haven’t closed your pool by now, get going! We know that it’s sad to close your pool for the winter, but you have to do it at some point. Closing it correctly during the cold seasons will have it ready to go next spring. If you are a bit late this year, we’re going to help you complete the steps to winterize your pool and have it ready to go for next year. (Words of encouragement: The winter will go quicker than you think!)
Here at KS Pools and Patios, we’re one of the leading swimming pool companies in Richboro, PA, as well as the surrounding areas. If you really care about your pool, here’s how you can winterize it so that it’ll be ready when you are next year:
1. Clean out your pool – This may be a no-brainer, but you’ll have to clean your pool to make sure it’ll be good to go next summer. Use the pool vacuum to clean the bottom, then use the skimmer to clean the surface.
2. Balance the chemistry and chlorinate – After you’ve rid your pool of debris and insects, balance the water chemistry. Use a water testing kit and adjust the water so it reaches the recommended levels of calcium, pH, total alkalinity, and chlorination.
3. Drain the water (but don’t empty it) – When water freezes, it expands, which means you’ll need to drain the pool. If you don’t drain it, you may end up with cracked pipes, pumps, and even filters. Drain the water so that it’s below the skimmer line, but don’t completely empty it because keeping some water in helps keep the pool in place.
4. Clean the filter and put on the winter cover – Winter covers are stronger than summer covers, and they’re designed to withstand snow and ice.
These are the steps you should take to ensure your pool will be ready when it’s time to open it! Now that your pool is ready for Mother Nature’s worst this winter, you can rest easy. In the meantime, we recommend drinking some hot chocolate and dreaming about how great your pool will be when spring comes around. To learn more tips from KS Pools and Patios, one of the most dedicated swimming pool companies in Warminster, PA, and other local areas, contact us at 215-720-1991.