As all pool owners know, pool maintenance doesn’t end whenever the summer season does. Even though your pool is likely not being used in the winter, taking care of it properly in the colder weather is important. Just remember, it is always going to end up saving you time and money to properly care for your pool on a consistent and regular schedule, and according to the accommodating conditions, such as, weather, usage, etc. There are a few different things you will need to focus on when it comes to caring for your pool during the winter months. So, let’s move on to a few winter pool care tips for you and your pool as this cold winter continues here in Texas.
#1 One of the things you don’t need to worry about so much in the winter time, is algae. Typically, it’s too cold for algae build up in your pool to be a problem this time of the year. So, don’t stress too much about your regular algaecide duties.
#2 Keeping your skimmer baskets clean is always important, but with the weather change this time of year it is definitely something you need to keep an eye on and regularly maintain.
#3 When the temperature drops, your salt cell will not generate chlorine, as when it senses the cold temperatures, the chlorine shuts off. By installing a pass through, you will be able to help protect the salt cell, as well as prolong the lifespan. This option creates for a safe, more efficient, more effective, and lower-effort pool maintenance routine. For more information on this, click here.
#4 During the winter, before any possible freezes, you need to check your pipes and other motorized parts. Make sure the pipes and pump, pool heater and filter are drained. Any excess water in these parts can freeze during the cold winter months. This can then cause the pipes and various parts to crack, which will end up costing you a lot in repairs later on.
#5 During the winter months (and actually all months), most experts will strongly suggest that you have a proper pool cover. This ensures less work and money over time when it comes to keeping your pool and its various parts clean. This also helps keep the pool a bit warmer which is better for its overall health when it comes to the working parts.
When it comes to pool care in Colleyville, we have got you covered. If you want to learn more pool maintenance tips, take a look through our site here at Mid City Custom Pools, or feel free to contact us today. If you are looking for a swimming pool builder in Southlake, our team of experts would be happy to help you design and build the pool of your dreams, just in time for summer. Get in touch today, and let’s get started.