Are you wondering what should be done for winter maintenance on your above ground pool this year? If so, the pros at Bonnie & Clyde’s Pools and Spas know just what it takes to keep your above group pool is great condition. Here are five things you should check when doing mid-winter maintenance on your above ground pool.
Check the Water Level for Winter Maintenance on Your Above Ground Pool
The water level in your above ground pool should remain within a few inches of the skimmer box opening. If the water level is too low, it can cause damage to the pump and filtration system or weaken the walls until they collapse. Conversely, if the water level is too high, it can put strain on your pool walls and can also increase chemical usage to ensure properly balanced water chemistry.
Winter Maintenance on Your Above Ground Pool Requires Checking Your Chemical Balance
Although you may not be swimming through all of the summer months, in Texas, we usually do not winterize pools completely. If this is the case in your instance, be sure to check on your water’s chemical balance often. Test the pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness and sanitizer levels of your pool water to ensure that it is safe when the weather warms up. And add a quality algaecide to make sure that your spring opening is a breeze. No one wants a green pool when they are excited to swim!
Check All Hoses and Connections
It’s a great idea to check all of your hoses and connections to be sure they are not leaking or cracked with age. If you notice any issues with the pipes or hoses, it would be best to replace them as soon as possible — especially before opening your pool for use. This will help prevent any major water loss during winter months.
Check Pool Cover During Winter Maintenance on Your Above Ground Pool
If you are using a pool cover to keep leaves and debris from falling into your above ground pool during winter, make sure it is in good condition. Checking your above ground pool cover should be done regularly throughout the winter months. Inspect the pool cover for tears and be sure to check inside your pool for any small animals that may have managed to climb in without you knowing.
Check Pool Equipment
Finally, you should also take a look at all of your pool equipment such as pumps, filters, skimmers and ladders. Make sure that everything is in good working order and make any necessary repairs or replacements if needed.
These five simple steps will help keep your above ground pool in great condition all year round. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the professionals at Bonnie & Clyde’s Pools and Spas for assistance with winter maintenance on your above ground pool. We carry fantastic brands of pool chemicals as well as our own private label offerings to ensure that your winter maintenance on your above ground pool is as easy as possible. Stop in your closest Bonnie & Clyde’s location to receive expert advice, professional-grade chemicals, and the friendliest service around!