Winter & Off-Season Pool Maintenance Tips

Even if you’re someone who retires your pool for the majority of winter, it’s important to keep up with your off-season maintenance in order to ensure that your pool is ready to go for summer and stays in working order for years to come. Algae build-ups, frozen parts, and other such issues that start in winter can really put a damper on your summer fun. So, we’ve put together a list of important tips to keep in mind for maintaining your pool in winter. Read on to find out more.

Clean the Pool & Try a Pump

First things first, it’s important to do a big cleanout before the winter season starts to ensure that any excess debris is removed. The reason that this is so important is that these are the things that algae and bugs can feed on, and when your pool isn’t being used regularly, those little bits of debris will make it into the perfect playpen for any of those hidden nasties!

If you’re looking for something a bit more automatic, try a pool pump! Something like the Viron P320 is a great option because it has an 8-star energy rating, has ultra-low operating speeds (meaning less noise) and omits reduced CO2 emissions compared to others on the market. For more ideas on how to sustainably run your pool check out our guide on how to make your swimming pool eco-friendly.

Balance Your Chemicals

The next important step that must be taken is to balance your pool chemicals. This will help ensure that anything you can’t see is also removed too before your pool goes on standby for the coming months. If you choose to use a pool cover, you can reduce the number of chemicals you need to use throughout the off-season, but we’ll get to that later.

Regardless of whether you choose to use other accessories or not, the help of a trusty pool expert like our staff here at Pool Builders Pool Shop will be able to help you figure out what level you need your pool to be.

Watch for Algae & Remove It As Soon As You See It

When your pool is being used less, it’s important to check over it for algae and remove it as soon as you see it! This goes hand in hand with cleaning the pool and balancing the chemicals. Remember to check on your pool regularly, even if it’s not in use – you never know what could be building up, and once it’s taken over, it’s much harder and more expensive to get rid of!

Use a Pool Cover to Maintain Levels

Last but not least, try a pool cover to help maintain your chemical levels. Using a pool cover helps stop the chemicals from evaporating, which means you’ll spend less money and less time maintaining your pool during the off-season. Plus, if you do want to use your pool, a lot of pool covers can help trap in the heat too!

We’re now stocking a great range of pool covers from Daisy Pool Covers. The Solar Titanium Pool Covers are modern and sophisticated, made to complement any contemporary pool landscape. They have a unique clear top layer, which allows for maximum heat retention, and will also allow you to see what’s going on underneath the hood (so to speak!).

The Pool Builders Pool Shop Team can help you install your Solar Titanium pool cover with the new Daisy Stationary Pool Roller for a simple and cost effective solution to maximising the use of your pool and protecting your pool cover.

Learn more about how to maintain your pool during winter, as well as a plethora of other handy advice by getting in contact with our friendly staff. You can chat online via our website – just click the blue button for technical support, or give us a call on 1800 808 133 today.

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