Now that summer has come to an end, many people will close their pools throughout the fall months. As a leading provider of pool maintenance in Wildwood and the surrounding areas, we want to help our customers look after their swimming pools throughout the off-season.

Below you’ll find some tips to help you take care of your swimming pool when it’s not in use.

Check the Pool System to Prevent Freezing

Check all the pipes and motorized parts of your swimming pool. Drain all the water from the pump, pool filter, and pool heater. Also, drain the water 4-6 inches below the pool skimmer. When temperatures approach freezing levels, any water remaining in these parts can freeze. This can cause cracking in pipes, which can be seriously costly in the long run.

Check That the Pool Safety Cover Fits

Clean pool water in the spring makes life a lot easier for pool owners. Having a pool safety cover that fits properly is a great way to maintain a clean pool. Poor-fitting pool covers invite debris, dirt, insects, and even small animals into your pool.

Clean Your Pool Cover Throughout the Winter

It’s essential to have a winter cover for your pool. Safely covered pools that are dirty beat clean uncovered pools every time. Pool covers are also the best insurance for keeping children and wildlife away from the water.

Pay Close Attention to the Weather

If the weather remains warm and mild throughout the fall, we recommend checking the pool and adding more chlorine and algaecide before the winter months. If you use a mesh cover but live in an area that endures heavy rain, the winterizing chemicals that you use can become diluted. Before the first big freeze, add more chemicals to guarantee that the water will make it through until spring without acquiring an abundance of algae.

Use Enzyme Chemicals to Break Down Organic Non-Living Contamination

Enzyme chemicals help to break down any non-living organic contamination that finds its way into your pool during fall and winter. This includes pollen, bird droppings, and other contaminants that are leftover from the pool season.

Off-season enzyme treatments help to prevent waterline rings that can appear during winter. These stains can require a lot of unnecessary scrubbing in the springtime.

For more information, or to schedule swimming pool maintenance in Brigantine or another area, contact our team at Island Pool & Patios today!