While the swimming season won’t be for a while yet, it pays to check your pool’s condition regularly even when it’s not in use. In fact, pool care is a year-round responsibility. The last thing you want, after all, is to open your pool in the warmer season and find it riddled with a variety of issues. Sherwood Gardens Landscape Design & Development, expert in pool installation and outdoor lighting , shares some handy off-season pool maintenance tips.
- Examine your pool. Make sure to check underneath the pool cover for any unwelcome surprises, such as contaminants and the local wildlife. Always keep the pool cover free from any debris, and try to remove the water building up on top. This prevents the water from freezing and damaging your pool cover. In addition, you should confirm that the cover, attachments, water bags and lawn anchors are firmly in place.
- Inspect the pool equipment. Keep an eye on your pool pump, heater and exposed plumbing to ensure that there are no leaks and everything is working properly. If you spot issues with your pool equipment, just contact a pool and landscaping expert, like Sherwood Gardens Landscape Design & Development, to perform the necessary solutions.
- Clean your pool. To make pool opening easier and more worry-free, always keep its walls, floors and other surfaces clean. This means skimming, vacuuming and brushing off any debris that might result in algae growth. Don’t forget to clean the pool’s hard-to-get spots, as well. These include the area behind the ladders, steps and corners.
- Keep track of the water level. Make sure the pool has the correct water level to keep the pool primed and the pumps protected. Speaking of water, you might want to add a midwinter algaecide and chlorine to it as a preventive measure against algae growth.
Winter maintenance not only keeps your pool in good shape, it also makes it easier to open during the spring and summer. And if you need a reliable landscaper to handle any issues? Just turn to Sherwood Gardens Landscape Design & Development. We’ll restore your pool to its original condition, ensuring it’s always ready and available for your enjoyment. We serve homeowners in Norman, Oklahoma, and nearby cities. Call us today at (405) 478-4600 or fill out this contact form to get a free consultation.