How do you maintain an inground pool in the winter?

Here are our top 10 winter care tips for your pool:

  1. Prevent the System from Freezing.
  2. Dry the Pool Cover.
  3. Make Sure the Pool Cover Fits.
  4. Add Mid-Winter Algaecide.
  5. Reduce the Water Level.
  6. Adding Chemicals.
  7. Store Pool Accessories Away.
  8. Check the Pool at Regular Intervals.

How much does it cost to winterize an inground pool?

Having a typical inground pool winterized and drained will generally cost around $250 on average.

Do I need to maintain pool in winter?

Swimming pools need maintenance even during the winter months, whether you have an in-ground pool or an above-ground pool. You might be able to extend the swimming season if you have a pool heater, but you still need to ensure that you keep the correct balance of chemicals in your pool.

Do pool cleaners work in winter?

It’s always a good idea to run the pump for 1-2 hours every day during the winter – this will keep the pipes clean and in working order. Installing a timer on your pump is a great option for this. During freezing temperatures (32 degrees) you’ll want to run your pump continuously. Moving water doesn’t freeze!

Does a pool need chlorine in the winter?

You do not need as much pool shock during winter as you normally would to achieve the same effect. The National Institutes of Health found that at normal summer water temperatures, the efficacy of chlorine was 2-3 times less than for water temperatures around 50 degrees.

Should I add chlorine to pool in winter?

Add Chlorine to Your Pool to Ensure a Clean Opening In the fall, make sure to add chlorine and algaecide to your pool for over the winter. Don’t add too much chlorine though. If the chlorine level is too high over the winter, you can bleach the liner.

How long does it take to winterize a pool?

The water level should be about a foot below the skimmer if you have a mesh cover, and about half a foot below the skimmer for solid covers. Depending on how you’re removing the water from your pool, this process may take a day or two.

How much does it cost to drain a pool for winter?

Drain the water down to no more than 6 inches from the bottom of the skimmer if you plan to use a standard floating winter cover. Use your pool filter, switched to the “Drain” setting, to empty the pool water.

Should you shock pool in winter?

Shocking the pool during the winter months can certainly help to avoid a green swamp-like pool in the spring. It’s often recommended. However, poor water balance or improper application can lead to unintended consequences, such as discoloration and damage to pool surfaces.

Do I need to add chlorine to my pool in the winter?

During the winter months, the amount of chlorine needed from your salt cell to keep the pool clean is reduced. This is due to the fact that it is difficult for bacteria to grow in cold temperatures.

Should I shock pool in winter?

How do you shock a pool for winter?

Shocking your pool is easy: Use a shock treatment to bring your 10 to 12 PPM. Then, wait a day or two for the chlorine to come down to its normal level, about 1.5 to 3.5 PPM. Pro tip: For best results, shock your pool a few days before you plan to shut it down.

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