How to Keep Your Pool Healthy In the Winter

As we are going through the winter months, it’s important to take the necessary steps to properly maintain your pool. While it may not be used as much, neglecting your pool can lead to damages and costly repairs in the springtime. Here are some tips to help keep your pool in top shape this winter. 

Keep the water level consistent

As the temperature drops, water in your pool can evaporate at a faster rate. To prevent this, make sure to keep the water level consistent by adding water as needed.

Keep the pool cover on

A pool cover not only helps to keep debris out of the pool, but it also helps to retain the heat, which can be especially important during the winter. Don’t have a pool cover? At Poolwerx, we have the pool cover options and expert advice to help you make the right decision for your pool. Need peace of mind with your safety cover installation? Our expert technicians can install your safety cover for you.

Run the pump and filter

Running the pump and filter for a few hours each week can help to keep the water circulating and prevent the buildup of debris or algae. This can also help to prevent the water from freezing in colder climates.

Test the water regularly 

Even if the pool isn’t being used, it’s important to test the water regularly to ensure that the pH and chlorine levels are balanced. This can help prevent damages to the pool and keep it in good condition for when it’s time to use it again. Poolwerx provides free water testing in-store. Simply bring in your sample and we can analyze it in 60 seconds.

Keep an eye for leaks

As the temperature drops, the water in your pool can contract and cause leaks or cracks in the structure. Keep an eye out for any signs of water damages and address them as soon as possible. At Poolwerx, we have leak detection specialists that have located and repaired thousands of leaks. They conduct a pressure test to determine if your plumbing holds pressure and perform dye testing on all areas inside the shell from which you could be losing water.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your pool stays in top shape during the winter months. And when the springtime comes, you’ll be able to jump right in your pool without any surprises or costly repairs. 

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