As the season changes and it begins to get colder many pool owners are no longer swimming and starting to put on their swimming pool covers. However, looking after your swimming pool does not end when you put the cover on. It is essential to continue looking after your swimming pool and pool surrounds throughout the off-season (autumn, winter, and early spring) to make sure it is ready to go once the weather warms up again
Include a Mid-Winter Algaecide
Utilize an algaecide or algaestat (preventative) and especially one that remains in the water for a considerable length of time.
On the last day of operation, include this to the water and run the pump for 24 Hr to totally circulate. Then close-down the circulation system for the cold season.
With the right algaecide, algae can be avoided for upto 90 days which is a huge portion of the off season. By keeping the green stuff away as long as possible, swimming pool launch is a lot simpler.
Examine Your Security Cover to Make Sure It’s Always Correctly Fitted
Having pristine, clear water in the Spring makes the life of a swimming pool owner significantly easier. One crucial element in doing so is having an appropriately fitted security cover. Some experts claim winter season covers simply do not do the job.
Follow your common winter season chemical program and about a month prior to using the pool utilize several litres of liquid shock and after that a few litres of algaecide one week prior to your opening. If you follow these guidelines you should not have to do much extra work besides quickly vacuuming the bottom.
Keep Your Swimming Pool Cover Clean All Winter Season Long
Yard swimming pool owners must have a loop-lock type cover for their swimming pool. A filthy securely covered swimming pool beats a gleaming exposed swimming pool every time. There’sno better insurance coverage for keeping young children and wildlife from the swimming pool than a cover that securely locks to the pool pavers.
The cover can easily be hosed off routinely to remove the leaves, branches and other particles.
If possible, keep the water level where it is expected to be and the pumps running. If you remain in a place where keeping water in the lines just isn’t really a choice then drain the pipes and winterize the pipelines.
Take note of The Weather conditions
To ensure a clean, clear swimming pool in the spring, take note of the weather conditions, if the autumn has been more moderate and warmer then it is a great idea to inspect the swimming pool and include more chlorine and algaecide simply ahead of the cooler season.
In locations where heavy rains have occurred during autumn and mesh covers are in use; much of the winterizing chemicals applied around Easter might have been flushed out. Boosting the chemicals if you’re in an area that’s prone to freezing can ensure the water makes it through to the warmer months without an extreme algae problem.