If someone who lives in Florida would tell you that they have to do winter pool maintenance, you would wonder why.
After all, Florida is a warm southern state, not part of the Snowbelt, so it could be used year round. Yes, this is true but Florida can get some cold days during the winter.
It is best that a pool is winterized before one of these cold days hit. Winter pool maintenance is simple but does take time.
Pool Maintenance on Florida Winter – Steps that you need to follow
• Balance the chemicals in the pool at least a week before you close down your pool. The calcium hardness should be around two hundred PPM.
The alkaline levels should be between eighty and one hundred twenty PPM.
• You need to lower the water three to five inches beneath the lowest level of plumbing in your pool. It can differ with each pool.
You also need to drain all the water out of your pipes. Do not forget to clear all the water from the heater, chlorinator, pump, and all filters. If you leave any water it will freeze if there is a cold day, resulting in damage to the pool
• Clean all of the debris from your pool, including leaves, bugs, etc before covering up the pool. If you leave debris like leaves in the pool, it can stain the liner, and create algae.
Debris could possible cause more problems when you remove the cover next swimming season.