Hello my fellow Pool/Spa bloggers,
I trust everyone is keeping warm on these cold days!!!
I wanted to take some time to go over some very important information regarding your pool and the cold weather.
First and foremost, in Austin during these cold months your pool can be a gleaming beauty compared to how you may be used to seeing it during the summer months. Sometimes this may be true and there is a very good reason for this…….its COLD!!!!
Algae is the main culprit behind non clear water very often and it cannot live or grow effectively in cold water. Cold water is not only harmful for algae, it is also harmful for us as well!!!
Sometimes it may be a bit easy to become complacent regarding basic pool safety because we are not having fun with it and it almost becomes out of sight and mind. This is when we need to be the most aware during these months because the water is so cold and the effects it has on us are very dangerous in each and every manor.
I have included a link from the awesome folk at the National Water Safety Congress Organization:
This website has some great basic knowledge on cold water and on just how imperative it is to be safe around your pool during the winter.
Pool equipment winterizing is a subject that all pool and spa owners should be knowledgeable of in regards to their specific system. Pool winterizing is an essential step in insuring that no harm will come to your pool equipment.
Capitol City Pools is well experienced in winterizing all pool and spa equipment from all the major equipment manufacturers.
Here are some of the basic tips to insuring your pool equipment is safe:
-Remove your pool cleaner
-Have chemicals properly balanced for cold weather
-Install your pool cover if you have one
-Make sure your winterizing programming or timers are working properly
Please be careful in the cold weather and as always, feel free to leave a comment or question.
-Capitol City Pools