Swimming pool maintenance during the winter months is a must, no matter you are in the cold region or warm district. Taking good care of the pool is an efficient way to save the overall costs, preventing potential damages to pool equipment like pool heat pumps, filters or the pool system under freezing temperature. Keep reading for 5 practical suggestions on how to winterize your pool.
1. Lower the Pool Water Level
It’s unnecessary to drain all the water from the swimming pool before the freeze strikes. To help prevent the pool from freezing damages, it’s practical to drain a bit of the water out of the pool until the water level is below the pool skimmer. Additionally, you should get some professional help to check your pool thoroughly and make sure that the filter, pool heat pump, pool pump and other pool’s equipment are drained when you decide to drain the pool. Or you can simply contact us for further professional advice.
2. Keep Your Pool’s Chemicals Balanced
Though the growth of algae slows down during the cold weather, the pool’s chemistry should be remained balanced throughout winter to prevent the algae and bacteria from booming as the temperature rises above 16℃, in order to keep your swimming pool clean and safe.
To monitor the chemical levels, the pool water should be tested at least once a week even if it is lack of use during the freezing periods in winter. After the appropriate shock treatment is added to your pool, remember to run both the pool pump and filter for several hours to ensure it has been evenly distributed throughout the pool.
3. Check Your Pool Appliance
Pay attention to the temperature limits of the pool appliance of your swimming pool, especially the expensive equipment, such as pool heat pump, sanitizer, pool pump and filter. Before the freeze strikes and the weather temperature is too low for the pool system to operate normally, remember to drain the water from the pool water cycle system in advance to avoid freezing damages.
4. Cover your Pool
Using a pool cover is an easy and efficient way to prevent the snow, dirt, leaves, branches or other debris from falling into the swimming pool and save your pool cleaning efforts. Moreover, for pools running with pool heat pumps, the pool cover is helpful to reduce the heat loss from the swimming pool and increase the water heating efficiency.
5. Run An Inverter Pool Heat Pump
To avoid the pool from freezing damages, the best way is to keep the swimming pool running for 4 seasons. The expanding of the swimming season to winter not only saves the pool from closed for several months and the relevant troubles of temperature damages to the whole pool system, but also prevent the health risks from algae and bacteria by still water.
Considering the cost of electricity and the pool heat pump operating requirements, the best solution is applying the inverter pool heat pump Mr. Perfect, which can warm up your pool even under the harsh ambient temperature down to -15 ℃ with high heat output. Thanks to the patented InverPad® Turbo Technology, the inverter pool heat pump can save 68% energy consumption with a high COP up to 16, providing you swimming fun for 4 seasons.
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