What happened to your pool over winter

Spring is finally here! With the weather starting to warm up, you might be considering to start using your pool again. But like many pool owners, your pool maintenance may have been minimal over the cooler months.

So what should you do first to ensure your pool is swim-ready this spring? Here are our top tips to get your pool in top shape after winter:

Top up the water

You may have noticed that the water levels have dropped since you last used your pool. It’s best to fill up your pool until it reaches the middle of the skimmer opening. Once this is done, let the pool water circulate overnight to give the fresh water time to combine.

It is important to top up the water before rebalancing the pool with chemicals as the fresh water could unbalance the water again, costing you more time and money.

Test and Rebalance the water

If your pool hasn’t been used or serviced in a while, there is a good chance the water will be unbalanced. Bring in your water sample to your nearest Poolwerx location for your free water test or our technicians can come to you. Our water test will which will not only test your pH and chlorine levels but also calcium hardness, salt level, stabiliser and alkalinity.

When it comes to your pH and chlorine levels, these should be tested at least twice a week in the peak of summer. Our Poolwerx team can provide you with the tools and expert advice so you can test at home, using our test strips.

Thoroughly clean pool equipment

There’s no time like spring to do a spring clean of your pool equipment. Your skimmers, filters and pool cleaning equipment should all be cleaned as dirty equipment can unbalance your pool water and also be unhygienic for those swimming.

The start of spring is also a great time to inspect your pool equipment to see if anything needs to be repaired or replaced. As the weather warms up, your pool care technicians will become even busier, so get in early to avoid having to wait.

Clean the pool cover

A pool cover is great investment to have over the cooler months as it can help keep debris out of your pool and also reduce evaporation. Before putting your pool cover away for the warmer months, give it a good clean to ensure it is in top condition for next year.

Most importantly, keep up the maintenance!

If you found it was a lot of work (and money) to bring your pool back to a swim-ready state, you may need to consider a more regular maintenance plan. Not only will regularly maintaining your pool require less effort, it could also save you money over time.

Not sure where to start when it comes to pool maintenance? Our Poolwerx team can help! Poolwerx conduct a complete assessment of your pool area to ensure your pool is working as efficiently as possible. Whether you’re looking for a one-off service or for someone to look after your pool on a regular basis, Poolwerx can help. Find your nearest Poolwerx today.

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