Has Winter Been Good to Your Pool?
One of the most important things you can to do to safeguard your swimming pool water during the winter is to use a proven algaecide. We here at AcePools.com highly recommend purchasing Pool Care’s 3-Month Algaecide.
By adding this algaecide, that ugly green stuff doesn’t stand a chance. This algaecide also eliminates any other slime or odors from developing, and it will make the start of the season so much easier for you.
Another important part of winter pool maintenance is keeping your pool cover free of debris and snow. While a using a roof rake is the perfect way to remove any debris, the Swimline 12’ x 24’ Rectangle Ultra-Loc II Pool Cover uses loop locks to keep the cover fastened securely all winter long. Made with a mesh weave construction, the Ultra-Loc II allows the heat from the sun to melt any snow that might accumulate on the cover.
Two other great products we offer here at AcePools.com to make sure your pool survives any type of winter conditions, is the AquaPill – WinterPill and the Gizzmo 1 for Pool Skimmer Winterization. The AquaPill – WinterPill can handle up to 30,000 gallons of water and uses four different chemicals - clarifier, scale inhibitor, stain inhibitor and enzyme enhancer - to preserve your pool’s chemistry and keep it maintenance free all winter long.
The Gizzmo 1 for Pool Skimmer Winterization will protect your skimmer housing from cracking due to harsh winter conditions. This skimmer guard protects your skimmer from any winter ice expansion. All you have to do is lower the water level in your pool, and drop the Gizzmo in the skimmer housing.
If you live in a part of the country that experiences more rain than snow, it is still extremely important to add additional winterizing chemicals in January because the chemicals you added back in September or October may have already done all they can do.
Along with adding additional algaecide and the Aquapill – WinterPill, it’s also a good idea to use Natural Chemistry’s Enzyme Pool Perfect Concentrate Pool Water Cleaner. This all-natural cleaner breaks down organic waste to basic elements like carbon dioxide and water that are absorbed by the pool environment.
Beside this maintenance tips, it is also important to check your pool’s pipes and motorized parts on a routine basis. Make sure to clear snow or debris from storms off your pool pump, discard any used pool supplies from your shed or garage and restock with AcePool.com’s numerous products. Also check your covers cables to make sure they are snug and fitting tightly. If the cable needs replacing, make sure to purchase Aquatic Technology’s 100-Foot Vinyl Coated Cover Cable – AGCAB. Strong enough to tie down any pool cover securely; this pool and spa cover cable prevents high winds from getting under your pool or spa cover and blowing it around.
So, enjoy the winter season, and keep warm because pool season will be here sooner than you think!
- David Exum