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Preparing Your Pool For The Winter in Northern California
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If you’re wondering if closing your pool is a good idea, you’re not alone. Many people’s mental images of California include palm trees, sandy beaches, warm weather, and endless summertime pool parties. Here in the Sacramento area we know that’s not necessarily true and that it can get pretty chilly in the winter months. Now that we’re well into fall, many people have already closed their swimming pools for the season. Seasonal changes in Northern California are often much more moderate than elsewhere in the United States. While folks in Southern California may use their swimming pool year-round, many homeowners in our service territory of Roseville, Rocklin, and Granite Bay, typically wonder if it’s truly necessary to take the time and effort to “winterize” their swimming pool.

Do You Really Need to Winterize Your Pool in Northern California?

To answer your question, certainly, you should think about winterizing your pool if you do not intend on using it or do not have the necessary equipment to run the pool at a comfortable temperature in the winter months. A pool heater can certainly extend your pool season and allow you to swim year-round. For those without a heater, the next few months your pool will continue to get colder and colder. You probably won’t be using your pool past Halloween if you aren’t heating it.

Why Winterize?

Winterizing your pool helps prevent damage from unexpected weather changes like temperature decreases and storms, as pools are normally only drained for substantial performing substantial repairs. You may save a lot of money simply by closing your pool in the off-season. This will ensure it’s ready for the next swimming season. You won’t have to spend as much on maintaining it throughout the winter, and by the time spring comes around, your swimming pool can be easily brought back to life.

Purchasing a pool cover is a great way to protect your investment.
Purchasing a pool cover is a great way to protect your investment.

Tips For Winterizing Your Pool in Northern California

Fortunately, here in Northern California winterizing a pool is a snap compared to many other places of the country. Following these helpful guidelines will help you get your swimming pool ready for the winter.

  • First, clean your swimming pool thoroughly. Remove any dirt or debris from the skimmer basket before vacuuming your pool and spa.
  • Adjust the water level in the pool. Keep an eye on the acidity level and correct it with the proper chemicals if needed. Once the pool’s chemistry is balanced, you won’t need to add chemicals every week again until spring.
  • Verify that your pool filter is working properly. Having your filter cleaned before the colder weather hits will ensure that it can do its job and get your pool water ready for the spring.
  • Again, you don’t need to drain your pool. If you drain your pool in the winter, rainwater can easily collect in the soil causing costly structural damage to your swimming pool that you may see when you go to use your pool in the spring. If you do need to lower the water level in your swimming pool, watch the video below.
  • Cover your pool til spring. A pool cover serves two purposes: it keeps debris out of the pool and it reduces the amount of water lost to evaporation.

Protecting Your Pool in The Off-Season

Protecting your pool’s perfect state through the winter is an excellent preventative measure to ensure that it will be ready to use in the spring and summer. If you want your pool to last for many seasons and without any repairs, you should get in touch with a specialist like Poseidon Pool Service. We offer expert pool opening and pool closing service.

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Author: Poseidon Pool Service
Poseidon Pool Service are your local Roseville Pool Service and Pool Care professionals. We provide professional advice on pool maintenance, pool equipment repairs, and pool water chemistry expertise.

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