Let’s face it, unless you’re a member of the Polar Bear Club, whose members enjoy diving into ice cold water for some reason, then you need to winterize your pool. Especially in Tulsa, where the winds come sweeping down the plains with a vengeance. Even if you’re lucky enough to own a Gunite pool, you still have to take some common sense precautions for preparing your pool for the winter. Here are five simple things to do to winterize your pool for the winter.
1. Disconnect Everything
Nothing hooked to your pool should be lever connected. Obviously you’re going to drain the water out it, make sure everything else has all the water drained out of it too. Otherwise it’ll freeze and you’ll have major repairs come Spring.
2. Blow out Jets
Now this may sound like a major pain, but it’s worth it in the long run. If you have an air compressor, blow out all the lines connected to the pool. Make sure you do it to the point that there’s no question of anything being stuck in the line and clear bubbles appear at the end.
3. Put away Accessories
Anything you normally keep around the pool, net, lifebuoys, or other accessories, put the away. You’d be surprised how many people are too lazy to do this.
4. Leave the Water in the Pool
There’s really no reason to drain your pool, as long as you’ve cleaned out all the accessories that might freeze and damage them. Unless you live in Antarctica, you’re pool won’t freeze up, and it’ll be fine.
5. Cover your Pool
Hopefully this goes without saying. You’ve seen the dead frogs and birds that build up over the winter. A simple cover will prevent that.
Gunite Pools of Tulsa
With just a bit of simple maintenance, your pool will last a lifetime. But to be sure, contact Gunite Pools of Tulsa for professional advice on winter pool care. You can reach them at (918) 732-9485 or by using their online form.