Winter is coming to an end, and it’s almost time to dive back into the pool. However, your pool might be in terrible shape after the winter. Triton Pools is happy to give you advice on how to get your pool ready for spring.
- Drain and remove the pool cover. If you have a winter cover or a solid safety cover, you will want to drain as much water as possible before removing it. Use a submersible pump for easy results. If you pool is above ground, try a siphon pump.
- Clean and store the pool cover. This probably goes without saying, but it is important to thoroughly clean the cover so mold and mildew does not ruin it for next year.
- Raise the water level back to normal. After winter, you may notice water has evaporated from the pool. If this happens, simply put your hose in the pool and let it rise back to normal levels.
Steps If Your Pool Was Not Winterized
Since Texas rarely freezes, there’s probably a good chance you did not completely winterize your pool. So, here’s a few more steps to follow before it’s time to swim.
- Turn equipment back on. After the preliminary steps, it’s finally time to turn on equipment like the filtration system on. Try not to do this first, as you could ruin your equipment and risk having to pay for new gear.
- Add Metal Free to prevent staining. After winter, you can expect metals like copper and iron to have built up in your pool. Add 1 liter of Metal Free for every 20,000 gallons of water. Afterwards, let the filtration and circulation system run for 2 hours.
- Test your pool chemistry. You’re almost ready to swim. After 2 hours or more, test the pool water’s pH, total alkalinity, and chlorine levels by using a test kit. Contact us if you need help knowing what levels are safe.
All in all, these tips should get you and your family and friends back to enjoying the pool this spring!