How To Keep Your Pool Safe During The Long Winter Months

Winter can be a stressful time for a pool owner.

This article provides a list of some of the most common types of pool damage and how you can use a pool company’s pool closing services to avoid them.

No Draining Your Pool!

Since water is the structural component of most pools, draining it is the first thing that many new pool owners do when they get their pool.

It is important to NEVER drain your pool for the winter. Concrete pools are the exception to this rule, and you’ll see why in a moment. This means you’ll have to get a cover, using a local pool company’s pool closing services, and regularly remove the snow and debris that will gather on your pool’s frozen surface.

Inground Pools


Getting the proper pool cover is an important step to keeping your pool protected during the winter months. Covering your fiberglass pool with a clear cover will prevent the pool's sides from bulging.


Although fiberglass pools are more durable, concrete ones are prone to cracking due to the freezing conditions. This can create a structural disaster if the ice melts, leaving the pool in ruins.

Vinyl Liner

A vinyl liner pool is very common in North America. It is important to not drain these since they can weaken the liner. If a pool cover falls into an empty, dry pool, the weight of the cover and its springs can tear the lining.


This post was originally published on HBPools


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