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DIY Guide For Winterizing Your Swimming Pool

DIY Guide For Winterizing Your Swimming Pool

It’s autumn and for homeowners who have a swimming pool, that means it’s time to start winterizing preparations. Closing your pool for the winter isn’t difficult and can be done yourself. The main reasons you need to close your pool for the winter are: keeping the water clean in order to save time and money opening it back up in spring, and also to shelter the equipment from harsh winter weather. Ice and frost can cause damage to your pool’s equipment, so it’s important to make sure it’s protected during the winter months. The last thing you want when you open up your swimming pool again is to find pipes leaking and cracks to your filters, etc. A few tips for closing your swimming pool on your own…. You can certainly do the job of winterizing the pool yourself. The first thing you should be certain of is that you have properly balanced the water’s alkalinity, calcium hardness and pH levels. This is important so that the surface of your pool does not crack, etch or stain. Purchase a kit specially made for winterizing the pool water, and it will be nice and clear when you open it back up. Lower the water levels slightly. This keeps it below the filter and stops the pumps from working to clean the water while it’s not being used. Pull the plug at the bottom of the filter to drain the water out of it. Be sure to remember to open the air valve. You should also drain your pump, let it run for a few seconds at the end to ensure...
The Basics Of Swimming Pool Cleaning

The Basics Of Swimming Pool Cleaning

I think we all dream of having a swimming pool at some point or another, but swimming pool cleaning isn’t something we think about nearly as much. Today’s pools are more affordable than ever and the options are endless. When it comes to the dog days of summer, it’s hard to resist jumping in for a swim! If you do decide to take the plunge and get a pool in your backyard, then you need to be prepared for the cleaning and maintenance that will come with it. Swimming pool cleaning is a very necessary part of that maintenance plan and should be done regularly and properly to keep your pool safe and healthy. What You Need For Swimming Pool Cleaning The purity of the water should be of utmost importance. You will no doubt have kids in the pool and they will no doubt swallow the pool water, no matter how much you tell them not to. Even adults will inevitably swallow some water during the course of swimming. Germs and other organisms can get in your body through more than just your mouth, so it’s really crucial to keep that water pure. This is where swimming pool cleaning comes in. So, the first order of  pool cleaning business: chemicals that will sanitize and purify the water. Chlorine is by far the most commonly used chemical to keep pool water clean and safe. It’s been tried and true for many decades now and is easily obtained and stored. It comes in several different forms like granules, tablets or even sticks. Ask your swimming pool company or the store...