If we can afford it, I am sure we’d have a pool constructed in our backyard for the little one who is so enamored with water that he can spend the entire day dipping and swimming in the pool. I am sure it will be well worth it and Jared will see to it that he maximizes every cent spent on building it.
Pools are really fun but at the same time they require a lot of maintenance.
Most people forget about their pool once the season is over. But, if you do not prepare it for winter, there will be a lot of issues to deal with once the spring comes around.
So, why is it so important to prepare the pool for winter season?
If you took care of it in time, water within the pool will remain clean and pure until the next seasons and you won’t have to replace it.
In most cases, pool will have to remain fully or at least partially filled with water. This is especially important for concrete pool with ceramic and mosaics.
In case of polyester pools as well as the pools with PVC foil, there should be approximately half of water remaining as a way to avoid damage from underground water.
Besides that, in case of PVC, water keeps the foil always stretched so you are able to avoid wrinkles which appear in case of empty pool.
Anyway, if you already decided not to leave it full, at least leave the minimal level suggested by your pool expert!
This is how much certain pools require:
- Polyester pool – from 1/3 to 2/3 water
- Pools with vinyl – from 1/2 to 2/3 water
- Concrete pools – full
Bear in mind that concrete pools can sometimes stay empty. The main condition is to make sure that there won’t be any underground water bellow it and also, by making sure that it remains covered during the whole seasons keeping it dry.
We also recommend to keep the pool covered during winter (regardless of the type which you have) so that the leaves and other dirt wouldn’t fall in it.
Besides that, you are able to protect certain materials such as polyester by using these covers. Bellow the cover, water will remain warm for a longer period of time without freezing.
Naturally, before covering the pool, make sure that it is clean and algae free.
In case of the pools that are completely filled with water even during the winter, make sure to install a special system which allows water circulation. This will prevent water from falling below 2, 3 degrees Celsius.
Furthermore, if you wish so, your pool can be completely functional during the winter season.
How does the procedure differ based on the pool and equipment?
First and foremost, the entire procedure depends on pool type, how much water will be inside of it, whether the filters will work during the winter etc.
Regardless of the covers, it is best if you add antifreeze to it. The product will protect it from ice pressure preventing any damage to it.