How To Prepare Your Pool For Winter
As the air cools down and we draw close to winter months, you’ll need to start thinking about what you’ll be doing with your pool.
You have a choice to maximise its usage and keep it open in the winter months or to close it down. If you’re shutting it down, it’s always good to follow a routine to ensure it’s in excellent condition when it’s opened again in the spring.
Check Your Chemical Levels
Before you close it with a cover, adjust the chemicals. You’re looking to reach an alkalinity level of 100 and 150 parts per million, and ideally, the calcium should reach 200 to 300 parts per million. Your pH levels should be between 7.2 and 7.8.
Clean Your Filter
Clean your filter removing any dirt or black residue. Remove grease or oil deposits as these may harden over winter. If you have a sand or diatomaceous earth filter (DE), give it a good backwash. For a cartridge filter, put it in a filter cleaner.
Over winter the need for filtration isn’t so high. You can carry on filtration even if the pool is covered up. You should set it for a few hours a day in the winter months.
Clean The Pool
Prevent Algae Growth
Put On A Pool Cover
Pack It Away
Any toys or fixtures need to be cleaned and packed away. Collapse any inflatables. It’s an excellent time to undertake any maintenance, especially if paving stones have moved or cracked.
Check your pool chemical levels at least once per month over the winter period and remove the pool cover, so that you can make any adjustments to the pool chemistry.
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