What If I Don’t Close My Pool For Winter?

This season, make sure to close off your pool at the end of it. Doing so will save you money and it will keep the structure of your pool in good shape.

If you’re still undecided about whether to close the pool this season, here are some of the worst scenarios that could happen to you.


Your Pool Falls Apart

A pool liner is an integral part of a pool's foundation. If it gets cracked, it can cause severe damage to the surface of the pool.

By having your pool inspected and closed for the season, you can prevent the damage that can occur from the harsh winter conditions. This ensures that the pool can be maintained in a safe manner.

You should also assume that your pool is not closing. Instead, keep an eye on the water temperature and the chemicals in it.

Since the water in your pool is not protected, it will freeze once the temperatures drop. This will cause the existing pool tears to expand and the new ones to break.

After swimming for a long time, imagine coming across tears in the pool lining. This event will most likely take a long time to repair, costing you a huge amount of money.


Losing Electricity

A basic cost is what you need to know before closing your pool. When you close it, flush the lines and pumps and make sure that the water is not left to freeze. Instead of keeping your pool closed during winter, you should run the pumps to prevent it from freezing. This will help preserve the structural integrity of your pool.

Will that add up? Yeah, it will.

The electricity used to keep your home and pool running during winter months will cost you more than usual. In addition, losing electricity during a bad storm could cause your systems to freeze.


Close Your Pool

It makes so much more sense to have the work done now instead of waiting for the repairs to be made later.



This post was originally published on AAA Pool Service


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