The summer heat is coming to an end. The drop in temperatures brings with it the closing of the swimming pools, but before the bathing season comes to an end, it is important to carry out a series of tasks to ensure that next year our pool will be in perfect condition.
When we think of swimming pools, we automatically associate them with summer, but the truth is that in order for them to be ready for the hot season, we must also carry out maintenance during the winter. With simple actions, you can conserve the water from one year to the next and avoid having to refill it. You should also prevent the mechanisms and water from freezing. Read on and find out what these tips are.
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To empty or not to empty the pool?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions at the end of the summer. Ideally, it would be best not to drain the water from the pool, as this would save a lot of water. If we opt for this option, it is important to look after it throughout the year, in the same way as we do in summer.
The importance of cleaning the bottom
At the end of the summer season, the water has accumulated particles and dirt that must be removed in order to preserve it better. The most advisable thing to do is to use a pool cleaner to avoid leaving any remains of dirt that could alter the properties of the water.
There are two types of bottom cleaning machines: automatic and electric pool cleaners. Electric robots have a built-in pump that is connected to the mains to operate. Manual cleaners are powered by a pool pump and must be connected to the pool’s circulation system.
Analyses the state of the water
As the water ages, it is normal for dirt or bacteria to appear in the water. To avoid this, it is important to analyse the water periodically, applying the necessary treatments for correct preservation.
Weather conditions, such as rain, frost, pollution, or temperature, determine the frequency with which you should do the treatment.
Protect with covers
Winter covers are another of the measures for the conservation of the pool and serve to save on chemical treatment. They are also a safety measure to ensure that nobody falls into the pool. It is necessary to differentiate between summer and winter covers, as the latter are more resistant to collect the elements that fall in.
Preserve the material
It is not only necessary to treat and conserve the water correctly, it is also important to store the material safely and in a protected place so that it is preserved in the best possible way.
You should start by cleaning the tank in which the purifier is placed. Protect it from frost, rain or snowfall. Store chemicals and cleaning products in an orderly fashion: pool cleaners, hoses, etc., so that they are stored properly and do not lose their properties. And don’t forget to clean and store the pool accessories needed to enjoy the next season: sunshades, chairs, sun loungers. They must be protected from the weather.
Start up the purifier
The purifier is a fundamental part of any pool. It is responsible for filtering the water and eliminating any impurities that may be in the water. Before using it, you must make sure that its motor is in good condition and once the pool is full, it is advisable to treat the filter with cleaning and disinfection products.
By carrying out these actions, you will be guaranteed to be able to enjoy a swimming pool in perfect condition for next summer.