Easy winter pool maintenance tips from Aqua Pool Co!
Preparing your pool for the winter is a little more involved than simply draining it. Pools represent a significant investment in your home and require the proper maintenance and support if they are to remain in good condition. Luckily, most of the preparations you need to make before winter hits are fairly simple.
Prepare Your Pool Early
Many homeowners are surprised by the first cold snap and don’t get a chance to properly drain their pool before the frost begins. Not only can ice damage the interior of your pool, but a frozen pool can be very dangerous for both children and family pets. When the temperature first begins plunging you should already be preparing your family pool. After all, you won’t be swimming in it once it gets frosty.
Don’t Forget the Pipes
Not only does your pool need to be cleaned out, the pipes that lead into the pool do too. You should thoroughly drain and dry all of your pipes before winter. Otherwise, the pipes themselves may retain water that could expand and burst. Replacing pipes is always a costly experience, and one to be avoided.
Invest in a Good Cover
Covers are still important for empty pools, as the pool itself can represent a significant safety concern should someone trip and fall into it. Covers also keep your pool clean and ready for when the season finally changes.
Winterizing your pool is a fantastic time to also inspect it for any potential issues. Monitor your pool equipment to ensure that it’s operating correctly and look over the surface of your pool to see if there are any cracks, chips or other damage. If you do find any issues, you can have your pool fixed in time for the warm summer months.
Aqua Pool Co. is the largest pool and spa supply store on the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast! Our Gulfport showroom features 12 above ground pools, hot tubs, and spas and our selection of pool and spa chemicals is second to none. We also offer pool equipment, free water testing and water chemistry consulting to ensure your pool, spa and/or hot tub is safe. Check out our vast selection pool toys and games, so the fun never stops. Don’t let our large pool store fool you! Aqua Pool Co. is family-owned and operated, and every member of our staff is here to serve you with the personal customer service you deserve. Give us a call at (228) 832-9909 or come by and see us at 11296 Lorraine Rd., Gulfport, MS 39503 today!