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How to Winterize Your Pool

Did you know that there are 10.4 million homeowners in the United States that have a pool?

Whether you're a homeowner that has an inground pool or an above-ground swimming pool, learning how to winterize your pool is very important. If you don't take the proper steps to winterize your pool, your swimming pool can quickly become a breeding ground for insects and pests over the season.

That's why today, we've created this quick guide to help you better understand how to winterize your pool. Keep reading to learn more!

Invest in a High-Quality Pool Cover


One of the most critical steps that you can take to winterize your pool is to keep it covered with a high-quality pool cover. Using a pool cover as part of your winterizing process, we'll keep insects out of the pool and help keep the pool water clean.

If you're in an area that doesn't drop below-freezing temperatures, leaving your pool uncovered during the winter can quickly create a breeding ground for insects like mosquitoes.

Use A Pool Pump

Along with a high-quality pool cover, you should also invest in a pool pump. Using a pool pump will remove any water that collects on your pool cover. Water can collect on your pool cover from the snow that melts down or from rain showers.

Leaving standing water on your pool cover will also attract insects for a breeding ground. Having a dry pool cover in your backyard won't encourage any pests to come to make themselves at home.

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Remove Pool Equipment

When you're winterizing your pool, you should also be certain to remove all pool equipment from your backyard. Your ladder, your heater, skimmers, baskets, filters, pumps, and hoses should all be placed away in a storage shed. It would help if you also were sure to store away any pool toys that your family uses or any decorative elements that you may have surrounding your pool.

If you don't put your pool equipment away in a secure area, you can invite pests to come into your back yard. Spiders, cockroaches, and even small animals can make themselves a nest in your pool equipment. When the warmer weather arrives again, you will quickly find that you have a pest infestation problem because you didn't store your pool equipment.

Add Winterizing Algaecide


Adding winterizing algaecide into the pool water you have kept in your pool will help make opening your pool back up a lot easier, but it will also discourage pests away from your pool.

Winterizing algaecide will kill any algae that try to grow during the winter and cooler spring days. This will keep the water clear and healthy as the pool isn't in use. Plus, it won't be a healthy environment for insects such as mosquitoes to lay their eggs in.

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Understanding How to Winterize Your Pool

By taking the steps you need to take to winterize your pool, you can discourage pests from invading your pool and your pool equipment during the colder weather.

Are you still unsure about how to winterize your pool so that you can avoid an infestation? We're here to answer any questions you have. Click here to contact us today or to schedule an appointment.

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