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Proper Maintenance of Your Swimming Pool in Winter

Winter has come to Pittsburgh, and your pool is closed for the season. However, winterizing your pool does not mean that you should neglect maintenance on your pool throughout the season, a few simple steps can ensure that your pool will not only last longer, but will be in good shape come spring.

If you choose not to cover your pool, be sure that you have used the proper chemicals.

Swimming pool chemicals are designed to keep the water in your pool fit for swimming in the summer, as well as endure the winter months and the changes in temperature. Using the wrong chemicals can affect your filtration system, as well as leave your water unsuitable for swimming in the spring. If you are unsure as to which chemicals to use, contact us at Swimming Pool Discounters, and we will be happy to advise you on the right combination of pool chemicals.

Ensure that your pool cover remains secure.Swimming pool Covers

Pittsburgh winters have a lot of elements that can wreak havoc on a pool cover, including heavy winds and snow. The single most important factor is to have the right size cover for your pool, if it is too big or too small, it will not be effective. Things you want to check on a regular basis are: your air pillow, pool cover cable, winter seal wrap, and pool clips. If any are preventing the pool cover from doing its job, it’s important to fix those as soon as possible so that your pool will stay secure for winter.

Check for debris that can damage your pool cover.

A particularly heavy winter storm can cause branches and other things to land on your pool, which can damage the cover. If you have a large accumulation of leaves, your pool cover can be weighed down, and will cause additional weight on your pool when combined with frozen ice. A leaf net can help to collect the leaves, however, if you have a leaf net for your pool cover, it is important to empty it as needed.

Make sure that your equipment is safe and secure.

If you have any equipment that you chose to leave out, you want to make sure that there is no damage to it. Pool equipment such as pumps, filters and heat pumps can be expensive to replace, so it is important that they are protected from anything that can damage them during the months when they are not in use. Ensuring their safety now can save you tons of money down the road.

For the best selection in pool equipment at the best prices, visit one of Swimming Pool Discounters’ four locations in and around the Pittsburgh area. With thousands of products, we have what you need to keep your pool in good shape year round! We carry swimming pool chemicals to winterize your pool as well as a wide selection of pool covers for all sizes. When it comes to swimming pools, we can help you find what you need, when you need it!

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