Premier Pool Service of West Austin has multiple suggestions on keeping up with your winter pool maintenance; in fact, we offer service packages that will keep your swimming pool looking better than ever. There are seasonal service options to choose from, as well as more information about other repair options we can provide to you. To learn more about whether or not you should close your swimming pool for the winter, continue reading this helpful article!

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Winterizing your Swimming Pool

Winter pool maintenance is very important believe it or not. Before the weather changes drastically it is always good to evaluate your swimming pool and check that all of the chemicals are balanced properly. It is also good to check the water levels to ensure that your swimming pool hasn’t sprung a leak. Most pool companies would tell you to close your pool down for the winter and not open it back up until the weather starts warming up again. However this is not the case!

Premier Pool Service of West Austin suggests that you keep your swimming pool open during the colder season. The reason other companies recommend pool owners close their pools for the winter is because they don’t want to see the pipes freezing up and cracking. While this is a possibility, if you have your pool pump running it is less likely for your pool’s pipes to freeze due to the constant flow of water.

The end result being, as long as your swimming pool water is constantly flowing through the pumps and pipes, everything will be okay. If your pipes end up freezing and cracking that can be a pricey repair you have waiting for you come summer time. No one wants to start their swimming season with a bunch of pool repairs or maintenance issues.

Proper Winter Pool Maintenance

The best way to ensure that your swimming pool stays clean is to keep up with your winter pool maintenance. Whether you’re in the winter months or the summer months, you have to keep up with your swimming pool maintenance. There are actions that can be taken to “close” your swimming pool that is essentially keeping it in a predominately clean state throughout the winter months. Make sure all of the chemicals in your swimming pool are balanced, and add a dose of algaeicide for safe measures. Algaeicide works really well to help keep algae out of your swimming pool especially in the winter because that is when your swimming pool is most vulnerable to that bacteria. Make sure your water levels remain at a that correct amount because once it rains your swimming pool can be effected.

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Weekly Pool Maintenance

One certain way to maintain the ideal swimming environment and ensure crystal clear water is to schedule a weekly service plan. Our Weekly pool service includes removing debris from the pool, skimming the surface of the pool for floating debris, vacuuming debris from the bottom, emptying the skimmer and pump basket, and emptying the pool cleaner bag – when necessary we also check the filter pressure and backwash, and brush the tiles. Contact Premier Pool Service of West Austin today and keep your swimming pool looking crystal clear all throughout the winter.

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