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Is Winter Pool Maintenance Necessary?

Once you have closed your pool for the winter in Vail, you may think you can just forget about everything until you are ready to reopen in spring. As lovely as this sounds, winter pool maintenance is necessary. At Maximum Comfort Pool & Spa, we are here to help you keep your pool in top condition for next year with tips or with service provided by our experienced pool technicians. These are the four important guidelines to adhere to if you want to prevent problems in the spring.

Keep an Eye on Your Filters and Pumps

When you closed your pool for the winter, you should have cleared your filters and pumps of water. This keeps anything from freezing and causing your pipes to burst. You will want to keep an eye on these throughout the winter to make sure water isn’t building up anywhere. How terrible would it be to not check these things and issues you thought you were safe from? If you will not be home this winter or just have other things to do, our fantastic service staff can do this for you with our regular service routes

Keep Your Cover Cleaned Off

The next biggest thing in winter pool maintenance to keep in mind is keeping your cover cleaned off. If we have heavy snow here in Vail or Frisco, that can really weigh down your pool cover. Use a leaf blower to blow off any loose bits or use a broom to sweep off snow. You can then rely on your cover pump to remove any melting water that builds up. If at any point you will not be around to do this yourself or you just don’t want to, call our service team to be added to our routes. We would be more than happy to do this for you.

Check on Your Water Levels

When you close your pool for winter, you drain water levels down below filters to keep them from freezing. You will want to add periodically checking the water level to your winter pool maintenance list. Monitor the water being too high or too low. If it is too high, issues with freezing could occur, causing quite a bit of damage to your pool. If the water level is too low, then you may damage your pool cover. 

Use Algaecide and Chlorine Under the Cover Shortly Before Opening Your Pool in the Spring

The final thing to add to your winter pool maintenance is adding algaecide and chlorine under the cover when things start to warm up in the spring, but when you still aren’t ready to open your pool. This will keep algae from growing while you wait. 

These simple and infrequent checks for winter pool maintenance will keep your pool protected and ready to go come springtime. Our expert service members are available year-round for routine maintenance or problem solving. With one phone call, your pool can always be clean, running, and ready when you are. Reach out to us today with questions or concerns. We cannot wait to help you protect your magnificent investment.