Preparing a swimming pool for the wintertime is a lot different for someone in Texas than it is for those in the northern states and cooler climates. First and foremost, keeping up with your pool’s maintenance throughout the summer months with weekly pool cleanings and chemical checks will go a long way toward keeping your pool functioning properly.
As the cooler months arrive, you’ll need to take some precautions to guard against the occasional temperature dip. Here are three tips to help you prepare your pool for the cooler winter months in Texas:
- During winter months, your pool water won’t freeze if it’s running through pipes, so the pumps and motors need to stay running to try to prevent freeze damage. Freeze protection is a feature that automatically turns on the pump when the temperature nears 38 degrees. If you don’t have freeze protection, keep an eye on the weather report and turn on the pump when temperatures might dip below 32 degrees.
- Get your pump serviced or replaced. You can expect a pool pump to last between two and five years, depending on the load on the pump. Loud screeching or grinding sounds are signs of trouble.
- Covering your pool with a safety cover when it’s not in use can make economical sense. A safety pool cover will reduce your cleaning and filtering demands. Plus, it is added safety for kids and pets.
Of course, you can contact us with pool questions any time. Our skilled pool technicians can perform one-time pool cleanings or drain and acid washes your pool. Aquanomics Pools has a wide range of pool cleaning and maintenance services that you can choose to fit your personal schedule.