Fall and Winter Pool Care Tips


Fall and Winter Pool Care Tips

The temperatures are dropping, along with the leaves, and it’s time once again to think about pool care tips for the fall and winter.

Here are some noteworthy tips to maintain your pool throughout the fall and winter.

Pumps: When water temperatures reach about 65 degrees, you can cut back the number of hours you run your filter pump.  We suggest cutting it back to 5 or 6 hours a day. Your pool maintenance technician will take care of changing the skimmer and pump baskets weekly.

Chlorine: When water temperatures are 51 degrees and below, free chlorine is used less, and algae and bacteria stop growing at this temperature. Your pool technician will take care of all the chemical needs including the ph, alkalinity, calcium hardness, cyanic acid, total dissolved solids (TDS), and chlorine stability.

Balance Chemicals:  Your water chemistry is still important even though you may not be using the pool. Your pool technician will continue to monitor the water chemistry at each visit. A chemical imbalance can cause damage to your pool’s finish and equipment.  In most salt pools, the salt cell stops producing chlorine at about 51 degrees. Your pool technician will then use granular shock to maintain the chlorine level.

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