If you had an above ground pool installed on your residential property this summer, planning ahead and making preparations to winterize the water feature and store pool equipment will prevent damage to the pool and accessories and ensure that everything is in operable order the following swimming season. The following tips will assist with creating a game plan that can be followed when the temperature begins to plunge.
Hire A Professional To Drain And Cover The Pool
Contact professional pool companies to inquire about services offered and the amount that is charged for each one. After deciding which company to hire, make an appointment to have pool specialists come out to your home when you are ready to have your pool winterized. During the appointment your pool will be inspected and any underlying issues will be presented. If issues are fixed before winterizing your pool, you wont be inconvenienced by needing to have work done the following season, which could interrupt your use of the pool.
A professional will drain the water from your pool and secure a cover over the water feature, preventing leaves, dirt, and any other debris from entering the pool and causing stains to form on the water feature's interior walls or base.
Pack Loose Equipment In Waterproof Containers
Deflate beach falls, flotation devices, or any other items that are filled with air. Place the items inside of a large plastic bag that seals and label the outside of the bag with a brief description of the equipment that is stored inside. Place pool chemicals, cleaning products, and tools inside of large waterproof containers that have matching lids. List the contents of each container on self-adhesive labels that are affixed to the waterproof storage devices. Store all of the items together in the corner of a shed so that you can find items with ease the following summer.
Clean Outdoor Furnishings Before Covering Them And Storing Them In A Shed
Use an all purpose cleaning agent to dampen a lint-free cloth before wiping off lounge chairs, tables, or any other furnishings that are on the pool's deck. Use an absorbent towel to dry each piece of furniture. Load the furnishings on a hand cart before transporting the pieces to a shed. Once the pieces have been unloaded, lay a drop cloth or vinyl tarp over the items. Secure the cover with bungee cords or rope. The cover will prevent dust from accumulating on furnishings and will block moisture from coming into contact with each piece.