31/10/2022Preparing Your Pool for the Minnesota Winters
It’s that time of year again – the leaves are changing color, the air is getting colder, and winter is just around the corner. For many Minnesotans, this means it’s time to start thinking about winterizing their pool. Pool owners in warmer states may not understand why we would bother with this process, but there are a few very good reasons! In this blog post, we will discuss what you need to do to prepare your pool for the Minnesota winters.
Lower the Water Level
First of all, it’s important to lower the water level in your pool. As the water freezes and expands, it can cause damage to the walls and structure of the pool. A good rule of thumb is to lower the water level to about halfway between the skimmer and the tile line.
Close Up the Pool
Next, it’s time to clean and close the pool. Thoroughly clean the walls, floors, and any filtration or pumping equipment. Then, add algaecide to prevent any algae growth during the winter months. Finally, use a cover to protect the pool from debris and animals. Make sure it is secured tightly so it doesn’t blow off in strong winds.
Winterize your Equipment
Now, it’s time to winterize the equipment. Drain any water from pumps, filters, and heaters. Use compressed air or a special winterizing kit to blow out any remaining water in the pipes. Store any removable equipment indoors to protect it from harsh winter elements.
While it may seem like a lot of work, properly winterizing your pool will save you time and money in the long run. Plus, it will be ready and waiting for you to jump into come springtime!