Winter Pool Tips From The Pros

Winter Pool Tips From The Pros

10 Off Season Pool Care Tips From The Pros

From Swim University

Experienced pool owners know a very important fact about off-season swimming pool care:  If you ignore your pool for the long winter months, you are making a grave error in judgement.  Pool Care doesn’t end when the swimming season does.  Winter and off-season pool care can go great lengths to saving you money in the long run during spring start-up, as well as extending the life of your swimming pool and equipment.  This post from Matt Giovanisci at Swim University gives his interviews with seasoned swimming pool professionals from around the country, including one of Platinum Pool’ own,  with their favorite tips for protecting the pool for the winter, and giving your pool the TLC it deserves and needs.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Taking care of your pool doesn’t end when you put the cover on. It’s important to continue caring for your pool during the off-season (fall, winter, and early spring) to ensure a successful and clean opening.

I asked 10 pool care professionals from around the country to give their best tips for off season pool care, and here’s what they had to say:

1. Add a Mid-Winter Algaecide

Use an algaecide or algaestat (preventative) and particularly one that stays in the water for a length of time.

On the last day of operation, add this to the water and run the pump for 24 hours to fully circulate. Then shut down the circulation system for the winter.

We have a product called FROG BAM that works on preventing algae for 90 days which is a big chunk of the off season. By keeping the green stuff away as long as possible, pool start up is so much easier.

Lynn Nord, King Technology

Click here to read the other 9 tips from swimming pool professionals