If you've decided you won't be using your pool throughout the cooler months, there are a few vital steps you need to take to ensure the health of your pool while it hibernates. Here is a list of common winterising mistakes that can lead to costly problems:
Remember to shock the pool as directed on the product packaging.
This pH level will prevent staining, scaling, and algae growth.
People often guess their levels, and this can lead to issues.
This is often caused by leaves in the pool. Use a phosphate remover to balance your levels.
Any grease or oil deposits will harden through winter and make the filter harder to clean when spring rolls around.
As a rule of thumb, salt cells should be cleaned every 3-4 months to help them live their longest life. If you see white calcification building up in your cell, it's definitely time for a clean.
Including attaching and tightening straps where appropriate and ensuring the edge of the cover is tight to the deck surface to prevent wind incursions.
Once you've completed your winter prep, it's vital that you stick to a basic maintenance schedule to ensure your pool water is balanced and your equipment is performing properly. Once a week, do a quick visual inspection of your entire pool system.
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