With the winter season fast approaching, it’s possible that you might find it difficult to book a pool cleaner to help keep your pool pristine. This can be a problem as dirt can damage it, which can force you to spend a significant amount for a pool repair project. Thankfully, according to experts, there are a few ways you can keep your pool clean even during the off-season.
1. Maintain the equipment – When trying to keep your pool in good condition for the winter, one thing that you should do is maintain the equipment. To do this, you’ll need to drain its pump, filter, heater and chlorinator lines of water. Afterward, remove the filters for cleaning, and remove all the plugs before turning off the pool’s electrical breakers. By doing so, you’ll be able to keep the pool’s equipment intact for the rest of the season.
2. Lower the water level – During the off-season, some homeowners tend to believe that they need to completely drain their pool to keep it clean and in top form. This isn’t necessarily the case, however. According to pros, you don’t exactly need to empty the pool. Instead, it’s enough to lower the water level to four to six inches below the plumbing line and skimmer.
3. Clean the pool – When conducting pool maintenance during the off-season, be sure to clean your pool. This is because doing so will not just prevent algae from growing in your pool, but also give you one less thing to deal with during the spring and summer when you open up your pool again. However, while you’re more than free to clean the pool on your own, experts recommend that you hire a professional for the job to ensure that your pool is completely clean.
4. Cover the pool – Finally, be sure to install a quality winter cover on your pool during the off-season to prevent algae growth and keep debris from falling into it while it’s not in use.
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