Winter Pool Care Tips From The Pros

Winter Pool Care Tips From The Pros

10 Off Season Pool Care Tips From The Pros

From Swim University

The chill is in the air, the kids are back in school, and you’re looking at your beautiful inground swimming pool in the backyard and wondering if you’ll have that one week of Indian Summer to enjoy it again.  Whether that beautiful tease of Summer warmth appears or not, the fact remains that it is time to start thinking about taking care of your pool during the harsh Fall and Winter months.  This post from Matt Giovanisci of Swim University polls some of the top service professionals around the industry to give you some great tips on how to make your Winter a safe one for your pool.  Hopefully by following the advice of the pros, you will be able to get a jump start on next summer and be ready to dive right in!

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

2. Check Your System to Prevent Freezing

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