A Guide To Winterizing Your Pool

A Guide To Winterizing Your Pool

1st Dec 2023

With the winter months fast approaching, it's time for pool owners to start winterizing their pools. Winterizing your pool is an important part of pool maintenance to ensure it stays safe and in good condition throughout the chilly season. Make sure your pool is ready for the upcoming swim season by taking the time to properly winterize your pool with this guide from Pool Parts Unlimited! Contact us for any questions, and check out our winterization tools!

Winter Cleaning

The first step to winterizing your pool is to clean and remove all debris such as leaves and twigs that may have accumulated over the summer. Once the pool is cleared, test the water and adjust the pH levels to the ideal range to help keep the water clean and balanced during the winter.

Make Necessary Repairs

Inspect your pool for any damage that may have occurred over the course of the summer, such as any cracks or leaks. If you find any damage, it is important to repair it before winterizing the pool to prevent any further damage that could occur as a result of the cold weather.

Preparing The Pool

Add a winterizing chemical to the water to protect it from the growth of algae and other bacteria. Covering the pool will also add extra protection from harsh winter elements. Don’t forget to make sure that all of the pool’s equipment, such as pumps and filters, are properly shut off and winterized as well.

Water Levels

If you live in an area where pool water will freeze, you need to lower your water level down to 6-12 inches below the cover. This will prevent any freeze damage to your pool structure and pumping systems.

Following these steps to properly winterize your pool will help you save money and time in the future, ensuring that your pool is ready to go for the upcoming swim season. Winterization helps you get the most out of your pool by keeping it protected during the colder months. If you need additional information or help winterizing your pool, give us a call and we will be happy to help!