As the summer is slowly fading, temperatures outside are beginning to drop. However, the fading summer heat can sometimes die down slowly, so you may still want to enjoy the cool water a little longer. In this post, we will take you through the best ways to avoid damage to your pool during Fall and Winter and the steps we will be taking to ensure that your pool is fully prepared for the cooler weather.
EXTEND YOUR POOL SEASON
Living in Florida, we do not experience the intense drops in temperature seen in other places around the country. We don't even need to cover the pools. Instead, heating solutions can keep you swimming all year round. By heating your pool, you can still enjoy your rejuvenating morning swim while ensuring your pool remains properly cared for.
A swimming pool heat pump can extend your swim season by regulating the temperature of your pool and ensuring that you don’t freeze when you take a dip. If you don’t know where to start with buying a pool heat pump, just ask! We would be happy to point you in the right direction!
Most people agree that swimming pools shouldn’t be below a temperature of 78º if you’re seriously going to consider going for a swim. So if you want to swim in the fall and winter, you’re going to need a heat pump to help you out.
HOW WE PREPARE YOUR POOL FOR FALL WEATHER
Are you wondering what steps we will be taking in the coming months to maintain your pool in the colder weather? We’ve got you covered.
Keep Your Pool Clean of Debris: Skimming out any unwanted items after each time you use the pool is great tip for keeping up with debris, but if it only gets done when we come by - no worries! Either way, keeping falling leaves and debris out of your pool reduces the build-up of phosphates that can wreak havoc on the chemical balance of your pool. Falling leaves in autumn and winter can be especially damaging. So it is important this is maintained each and every week.
Check Chemical Levels: We do this regularly anyway, but as we're nearing the colder months, this regular check will guarantee that when you are ready to get back in your pool, there is no wait time. Again, phosphates can be incredibly damaging to the chemical balance.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE READY TO ENJOY YOUR POOL AGAIN WHEN THE HEAT RETURNS
Remove and Clean Summer Accessories: We’re talking about any blow up floats that are still in your pool. Your floating thermometer. Toys or workout gear. You’ll want to ensure that these pool accessories are removed from the pool and given a good cleaning before they are put away for the winter.