Friday, August 17, 2012

Tips on Winterizing Your Pool

It's hard to believe, but summer is quickly coming to a close. Here in the Northeast, many of us cover our pools to avoid digging out fallen leaves. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to winterize your pool. Here are a few tips.

  • Inspect your pool cover for tears. Patch small tears using a patch kit. If the tear is too big, replace your cover.
  • Balance the water chemisty. Making sure the water is at the proper levels will reduce the time it takes to re-open your pool in the spring.
  • For above ground pools, store skimmer baskets, wall fittings, cleaners, solar blankets and ladders away in a safe place.
  • Use old towels, foam pieces, and corrugated cardboard to cover sharp corners, abrasive decking, protrusions, and rough coping edges to avoid tearing the cover.
  • Make sure your cover fits properly. Do not stretch your cover to fit over your pool. Your winter cover must rest on the pool water to protect it properly.

For more tips on how to winterize your pool, please visit PoolGear Plus®, the one-stop shop for discount pool supplies.

This post sponsored by PoolGear Plus.

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