Having a pool can be a great way to beat the heat when it's hot outside. However, it's also a good idea to prepare for the end of the season and prepare for winter.
This process involves taking apart and cleaning various components of your pool equipment. It also involves storing the chemicals properly. Having the proper equipment and supplies is very important to ensure that they perform their intended function properly.
This season, it’s time to prepare for the winter storage of your pool equipment. Here are a few tips to help keep your equipment in good condition.
Clean the Pool Vacuum Hose
Before you place the vacuum in storage, make sure that there is no residual water in the pool. This will prevent the water from freezing and expanding, which could cause the hose to break.
Keep the Vacuum Hose Straight
Instead of coiling it, try storing the hose straight. Doing so will prevent the hose from getting tangled in the coils and make it easier to straighten out next year.
Storing the Pool Vacuum
Once the pool vacuum has been drained, store it upside down to avoid damaging the space. Also, make sure the space is not too hot or cold.
Storing Pool Floats and Toys
Aside from pool toys, there are also various items that are required to complete the swimming season. These include rafts, floats, masks, diving toys, and basketball hoops. Before storing them, make sure to thoroughly clean them to prevent mold and mildew.
Storing Pool Chemicals Properly
Pool owners also have a responsibility when it comes to keeping their chemicals safe. The proper storage of these chemicals can help prevent an accident.
- Store chemicals in a cool, dry location that is well ventilated and away from direct sunlight.
- Keep chemicals closed and in their original container so the label is visible.
- Thoroughly store different chemicals away from one another to prevent accidental chemical reactions. Also, avoid storing liquids near powders.
- Make sure all chemicals are locked away and out of reach of children and pets. If ingested, chemicals could cause serious injury and poisoning.
- When choosing a place to store pool chemicals, follow your local fire code. Also, never store these chemicals near a grill or a fire.
- Do not store chemicals on the ground and never stack them on top of each other.
When storing pool supplies or equipment, be sure to store them in a climate controlled unit that's well-equipped to handle the harsh weather conditions. Doing so will keep their longevity and safety in mind.
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