With the cold winter months well on their way, it’s time to start preparing your pool.
But should you drain your pool in the winter? Here’s what you need to know…
Why You Shouldn’t Drain Your Pool In The Winter
There are many reasons why you should keep water in the pool over winter.
Plus it can save you a lot of money in the long run!
Close the pool but don’t drain it
During the winter, you should lower the water below the skimmer level to prevent the plumbing from freezing. But don’t drain the water completely.
When properly winterized, it can help to protect the pool liner, keep it clean, and prevent damage from debris and harsh weather.
Easier opening next summer
When you add the right chemicals before winter, you can keep the water clean and safe all season long. Even when you’re not using it!
Chlorine shock and algaecides can help keep the water clear and balanced, making it easier to open the pool in the summer.
Prevent cracking and rips
By keeping water in the pool, it helps to prevent the liner from drying out, shrinking, and eventually cracking. Even with a pool cover, an empty pool is more at risk for damage from debris. The water will act as a protective barrier so you won’t have to pay for costly repairs.
When to drain your pool completely
Depending on the type of pool you have, climate, water chemistry, and interior aesthetics, you’ll need to drain your pool and also refill it eventually. The general time frame is from 10 to 15 years. But before you do, you should always contact the professionals first.
Sun Pools and Spas has been the leader in pools, hot tubs, supplies, and service in the New Jersey area since 1972.
Contact us today for more information on the services and products we offer!
We can advise you on the right schedule for your pool and take care of the draining for you.