Prevent Your Pool Winter Damage

Winter is a great time to get your pool in good shape. A perfect maintenance program can help keep your pool in tip-top condition.

Doing a little bit of work each day will help keep everything running smoothly and in good order, and it will save you a lot of money later on.

It’s important to keep your pool and investment protected during the winter season. Having it ready to swim in the autumn or winter is also ideal if you are planning on taking a dip.


Here are few tips for keeping your pool in good shape till next summer.

  • pH levels should be between 7.2 and 7.6. Ideally, the water should be balanced at this level.
  • It’s important to thoroughly clean the walls and floor of the pool to prevent algae from growing. Also, make sure the skimmer baskets and the pump are clean as well.
  • Make sure that the pool's filter is sparkling clean to prevent oil deposits and grease from settling over winter. This will make it harder to clean in the warmer months.
  • Use a shock treatment for your pool in winter. It’s important to use this method to keep the pool well-balanced and flowing throughout the season.
  • Use an algaecide that’s appropriate for your pool
  • It's important to keep your pool's chlorine levels at a consistent level of 2 to 3 PPM during winter. Doing so can help prevent high chlorine levels that can damage pool equipment. If you use a pool blanket and a salt chlorinator, make sure that they are both kept at a safe working level. High chlorine levels can damage pool equipment and cause temporary pool closures.
  • Your Total Alkalinity level is the amount of chlorine in your water that's capable of keeping the pH of your water where you need it to be.
  • Run the filter: The filter should operate for around 3 to 4 hours a day. If you use a timer, adjust it to suit.
  • Pool covers are important to keep the pool clean and prevent water damage. They can also help keep the debris from entering the pool.
  • When it’s time to prepare for winter, it’s important to set up a schedule for your pool’s maintenance. This will help ensure that the equipment is working properly. Also, check the water level, the pH level, and the chlorine level. If necessary, call our technicians for help.


If you have any other questions about pool and spa products please do let us know - we are here to help!

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