Despite record breaking October temperatures autumn really is with us, leaves changing colour and falling to the ground signals that the time to winterize your pool is near. Some consider closing the pool or “winterizing” a task, so they rely on Newstar Homes in Spain for help. The most important thing to remember is that you want to do it correctly so that your pool will be sparkling and ready for the springtime. You want to first be sure that your water chemistry is balanced. The approved level is between 7.2-7.6. You will also want your alkalinity approximately 180-220 ppm. Next, you need to shock the pool. When the chlorine levels get to 1-3 ppm, the water is balanced. You can always take a pool water sample to your local pool retailer to have it tested.
Pool Cleaning You should remove your pool accessories. This includes ladders, wall fittings, hand rails, pool cleaners, etc. Make sure to clean all of these accessories and let them completely dry before storing them.Vacuum and brush your pool one last time and then backwash the filter. When that is complete, be sure to lower the water level 4-6” below the lowest water return line.
Covering Your Pool Finish winterizing by covering your pool with a solid cover that keeps out debris. Make sure that the pool cover you use fits tightly so that no debris or bugs can get between the gaps.
Following these simple steps will keep your swimming pool protected throughout the winter. As soon as the temperatures begin to rise the following spring check your pool chemical levels , adjust as required and enjoy your pool