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    Mountain View, CA 94043

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Caring for your pool during the winter months involves a set of specific actions to ensure it remains in good condition and is ready for use when warmer weather returns. Here are seven pro tips for off-season pool care:

  1. Keep an Eye on Your Pool: Regularly inspect your pool cover for accumulated debris and make sure it is securely attached to withstand winter weather conditions.
  2. Balance Your Water Chemistry: Even during the off-season, it’s important to maintain the balance of your pool’s water chemistry. Check and adjust the pH, alkalinity, cyanuric acid, and calcium hardness levels weekly.
  3. Check Your Equipment: Ensure that your filtration system, pump, heater, and plumbing are clean and functioning correctly.
  4. Beware of Freezing Weather: Protect your equipment from freezing by ensuring that it has proper circulation, especially during very low temperatures.
  5. Clear Out Unwanted Debris: Keep skimmer baskets, pump baskets, and cleaner bags free of debris to avoid clogs and maintain cleanliness.
  6. Clean Your Pool Surfaces: Regularly remove organic debris from your pool’s walls, floors, and hard-to-reach areas to prevent algae growth.
  7. Monitor Your Water Level: Adjust the water level according to your climate; higher levels for warmer areas and lower (below the skimmer) for regions that experience freezing temperatures​​.

Spending time on these tasks weekly during the winter can prevent damage and save you from more extensive repairs, making for an easier transition into the pool season