When the cooler months have arrived and the temperature starts to drop, ice and snow will inevitably be part of your lives for some time. For some homeowners, they worry about salting and shoveling the ground. Other homeowners they need to ensure their pool maintenance in Doylestown is ready for the cold weather.
Keeping your pool equipment safe is important, but there are other things to consider. It is common for snow and ice to form on the top of the pool cover, the water in your pool to freeze and other unfortunate problems to arise during the winter. Below are some tips on how to deal with ice and snow to keep your pool safe during the winter.
Keep Pool Cover Clear
The pool cover is often an expensive part of protecting your pool. While its job is to keep the water clean and protected from ice and snow, it can end up damaging it and breaking through the material. If ice and snow fill your pool, it can cause your pool to overflow and then refreeze. Unfortunately, this can also lead to damage to your pool’s tile and finish. To avoid this, continually clean off the snow and ice from your pool cover.
Perform Weekly Checks During Harsh Cold Snaps
The best way to keep your pool safe from ice and snow damage is too regularly check on it. Once the snow has fallen, check the pool to make sure no ice is accumulating on the pool cover. Even though ice is simply frozen water, it can be one of the most devastating culprits to pool damage during the winter months.
Any damage to your pool from ice or snow can be costly to repair. Much of the damage can be avoided by simply keeping an eye on your pool and the equipment during the winter.