One of the primary concerns during winter involves algae. Algae tend to develop in any stagnant water, and while a pool is not in use it is possible that your pool may develop an algae problem. Algae can be very difficult to remove, which makes preventative care so critical.
Treating with Pool Chemicals
The easiest way to protect against algae within a pool is the addition of certain pool chemicals. This is often best handled by a professional because the mix of chemicals is very important. Certain chemicals could damage the lining of your pool or the sheen of your pool tiles.
Keeping Water in Circulation
Running your pool equipment on a regular basis is another way to ensure that the water does not stagnate, but without the addition of pool chemicals this may not be enough. It is still a good practice to run your pump on a regular basis to ensure that everything is working and that nothing is building up within the equipment.
Winterizing Your Pool
If you don’t want to have to maintain your pool during the harsh winter months, it’s best to simply drain it. If your weather gets below freezing, however, just draining the pool isn’t enough. You will also need to ensure that all of the pipes are empty or they could break.
Keeping Your Pool Covered
It’s very important for you to keep your pool covered regardless of winterization. Whenever a pool is not in use, it does present a hazard to your family. Keeping your pool covered also prevents it from getting dirty while it is not in use. Dirt and particles could potentially contribute to algae and bacteria within the water.
Protecting against algae can seem like a difficult process, but it is well worth your while. If you don’t have the time to do the preventative maintenance necessary, a pool care service is usually very affordable and effective.
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