How To Care For Your Inground Swimming Pool During The Winter Months

How To Care For Your Inground Swimming Pool During The Winter Months

10 Off Season Pool Care Tips From The Pros

From Swim University

Just putting a cover on your inground swimming pool and watching the snow collect on it doesn’t constitute your entire responsibility as a pool owner.  Did you realize that there are many steps that should and could be taken to protect your swimming pool investment, and save you money the following year?  This post from Matt Giovanisci at Swim University polled swimming pool industry experts from around the country to get their best tips for preserving and maintaining inground swimming pools over the long, cold winter months.

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.

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