Picture this: It’s early November. The days are starting to get shorter and colder and pool days are a thing of the past. And just when you go to close down your pool, you check the weekly radar and see that it’s going to be sunny and 85 this weekend…
This happens more than you would think – people are unsure of when the proper time is to close their pool down for the season, and they end up winterizing or closing it too soon. All pool owners should already know that closing your pool down before the colder months is vital to help prolong the life of the equipment and prevent damage from the upcoming harsh winter weather. Though closing down your pool is ultimately a personal preference, Rising Sun Pools And Spas inground pool service is here to share with you a few things to consider when making the call on deciding when the best time is to close down your pool for the winter season.
There is no reason to close down your pool if you are still actively using it. But now that school is back in session and the holidays are right around the corner, you have other things to worry about besides maintaining a pool that isn’t being used. Rising Sun Pools And Spas inground pool service recommends as a general rule of thumb that once the temperature outside consistently stays below 65 degrees, you should probably go ahead shut your pool down.
Cooler temps mean falling leaves. Though the bare trees signify the end of the year and the start of the holidays, they also mean extra pool cleaning will be required in the days to come. Covering your pool before the dying leaves start to fall will help to eliminate the hassle of continually having to skim the surface of your pool.
Freezing temperatures are an important threat because freezing water can do serious damage to pool components if you haven’t properly closed the pool. Always keep your pool covered and the pool system running 24/7 to prevent the pump from freezing. It is also important to make sure your pool has the proper amount of water in it during the winter months, especially if freezing temperatures are predicted. If your pool’s water levels are too high or too low, it can lead to damage that will, in turn, lead to expensive repairs. Keep your water level within the middle of your pool’s skimmer to allow water to flow consistently and maintain a warmer water temperature.
For more advice or tips on getting your pool ready for cold winter temperatures, give the pool experts at Rising Sun Pools And Spas inground pool service a call today. No pool company has more customers, more experience, or more expertise than Rising Sun Pools!