Well, it's time to get your inground swimming pool ready for winter. Before you start to winterize, remember that the water level in your pool should not be too low.
If the ground water level is higher than the water in your inground swimming pool, it can cause issues.
This is because a fiberglass pool is more prone to damage if it gets too much pressure on the floor. This issue usually occurs if the pool is too full of water.
These are modified french drains that have been installed on all of our fiberglass pools. They are made of 8" PVC pipe and are designed to extend straight down to a gravel base. The installation of this pipe is very important since it can prevent the pool's ground water from getting into the floor.
This type of pipe is used for measuring the amount of water around a pool, as well as looking down at it from the top. Its lid is usually taken off.
Sometimes, we have had customers who have had issues with their pool due to the water draining down to the bottom of the skimmer. A gizmo is a type of tube that's used to keep the water out of your pool's skimmer line. It does so by allowing the pool to remain full.
How to Check Your Fiberglass Pool during Winter
Winterizing is a great way to get your pool ready for the spring season. However, it’s also important to keep an eye on the pool’s condition to make sure it doesn’t get too cold.
Take Care of Cover
Winter pool covers are important to protect your pool from the harmful effects of the leaves and other contaminants. Not having one can cause your pool to stain and change its appearance.
Winter pool covers are not a set-it and forget-it project. If you live in an area that gets snow, make sure to keep an eye on how much snow has accumulated on the cover.
Check Water Level
If your pool is well-covered for the winter, then it’s likely not going to have issues with water-level issues. However, it’s important to keep an eye on the water level to prevent damage to the filter system and pipes.
Assess Chemical Levels
Winterizing your pool can help keep it looking great all year long. However, it’s important to make sure that the chemicals are in the proper amount to maintain its proper pH level. Since fiberglass pools are more durable than other types of pools, they can maintain a chemical level that's as good as or better than other types of pools.
If you have any other questions about pool and spa products please do let us know - we are here to help!