Living in Florida has its ups and downs. The weather usually stays hot and humid for much longer than most desire. On the contrary, the heat makes jumping in a body of water that much more enjoyable. The nearly constant sunshine and warm weather make owning a swimming pool in Florida a very attractive thought, and it is for most of the year. However, just like in other parts of the country, there comes a time when the pool must close.
There are numerous tips we encourage pool owners to take when closing their pool for the winter. One of the most important tips we can advise is cleaning your components before closure. This includes your filters, pump, and heaters. This can aid in preventing chemical corrosion and dirt or scale build up. Additionally, this will assist in making the opening of your pool much easier come spring.
Another important tip when closing your pool for the winter is assuring that you have a pool cover that fits properly. This helps with maintaining the cleanliness of your swimming pool and possible temperature extremes. It is also important that homeowners assure their pool cover is kept clear of water and debris. The weight of the dirty water and debris can often begin to seep into your pool causing problems with the water and pool cover alike.
Finally, we suggest checking your water levels occasionally. Lower water levels can sometimes help with the support of unwanted cracking in the pool walls, among other things. It is important to maintain your pool while it is closed and we will happily give the necessary information and tips to help you do so. Feel free to reach out to us in regards to any tips or tricks not mentioned. Happy holidays and we look forward to hearing from you!