3 Reasons to Winterize Your Pool

With summer behind us and fall here to stay for a while, it's time to start preparing your pool for those months when you won’t be using it. Getting your pool ready for the winter is more complicated than simply tossing a pool cover over it. Properly closing a pool requires time, equipment, and technical expertise that many pool owners simply don’t have. If you're questioning the importance of having a professional pool maintenance company at the Lake of the Ozarks winterize your pool, read on to see why this process is so important.

1. Keeps it Clean
Algae becomes dormant at low temperatures, and the rate of photosynthesis and growth is very low once temperatures drop into the low 60’s. For this reason, it's recommended to wait until your pool water temperature is below 65° before closing the pool. The chemicals used for winterization prevent algae from growing in your pool during the fall and spring. If left untreated, algae can multiply and cause discoloration and unpleasant odors. Properly winterizing your pool allows you the chance to deep clean your pool, removing leaves and bugs.

2. Avoids Freezing
One of the reasons why winterization is so important is to protect against the damage of freezing water. Ice can cause your pool's pumps, pipes and filters to freeze. A big part of winterizing your pool is draining and drying out equipment such as pumps, heaters, and filters. Blowing and plugging pool pipes flush out excess water to avoid freezing. It is also recommended that you lower the water level of your pool to below the skimmer mouth to allow for expansion, but draining your pool completely isn't recommended.

3. Makes Opening Easier
Getting your pool back in shape for closing is a great way to ensure an easier pool opening, while protecting your smooth, soft and stain-free pool surfaces. Winterizing your pool saves you time and money when the warmer months come back around. By chemical treating the water, you'll have prevented algae buildup during the fall and spring, making the spring cleaning process quicker and easier. You'll also have avoided any damage the equipment or the pool itself.

There are many reasons to opt for winterizing your pool rather than keeping it open all year long, and so many things to consider when winterizing your pool to ensure minimal damage from the cold temperatures. Your pool is one of your favorite investments and we don't want to see it gone to waste or damaged because of a mistake in the winterizing process. That's why we highly recommend hiring a professional pool maintenance company at the Lake of the Ozarks to handle your pool winterization this fall. For more information about winterizations, our lawn care services, or any other services that we offer, visit our website or give us a call today at 573-964-6515. We'll be happy to help you with ALL of your Lake of the Ozarks landscaping and pool maintenance needs!

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