Winterising your Pool: The trick to keeping your pool in great condition all winter long
The swimming season may be over, but that doesn't mean you can forget about your clients' swimming pools. It is even the other way around - proper winterising is a key process that will enable enjoyment of a pristine pool next season. With a few simple steps, you can ensure long-term protection of pools and save unnecessary trouble for their owners.
Balance water chemistry:
Before you start the winterising process, test your pool water. Balance parameters to recommended levels, including pH, alkalinity and hardness. This will help avoid corrosion and scale build-up during the winter.
Drain water from devices:
Drain all pool equipment such as the filter, pump, heat pump and heater. Make sure you remove the drain plugs and keep them in a safe place.
Clean and store pool accessories:
Pool accessories such as ladders, trampolines and toys also deserve attention. Clean them thoroughly and store them in a suitable place to avoid damage.
Cover your pool:
Use a high-quality pool cover to protect your pool from pollution, harmful sunlight and low temperatures. Make sure the cover is securely attached to prevent it from being blown away by the wind.
Winterising the plumbing system:
To avoid water freezing and potential damage, blow out the pool's hydraulic lines with a compressor. Alternatively, you can inject special antifreeze into the lines.
Insulate and protect:
For an above-ground pool, consider installing insulating boards around the pool walls to help protect it from low temperatures.
Prepare your filtration system for winter:
Remove the drain plugs from the pump and filter. It's important to protect them from freezing.
Monitor water level:
Check the water level periodically throughout the winter to ensure it remains at recommended levels. Add water as needed to avoid costly damage to the pool and equipment.
Check the cover from time to time for damage or contamination. Remove accumulated snow or ice to keep the cover in good condition.
Pool winterising is an important process that will provide your customers with comfort and pleasure in the upcoming swimming season. With these simple steps, you will keep pools in perfect condition and ready for use in Spring, which will surely please your customers!