How To Winterize Your Arizona Pool Before Time Runs Out!
You’re running out of time to winterize your Arizona pool! Just because you don’t have to worry about raking leaves or freezing snowstorms doesn’t mean you don’t have to winterize your pool. Here’s what you need to know about this important process:
Cut down on your chlorine
Usually, the ultraviolet rays from that hot Arizona sun can breakdown and evaporate your pool’s choline. But since there isn’t as much direct sunlight during the winter, or people swimming in the pool, for that matter, you can reduce the amount of chlorine and how often you add that chlorine significantly.
Work with a professional pool cleaning service
Pool services are great for helping your pool pumps run properly and efficiently all year long, but they also are great for thorough cleanings. Before any cleaning begins, however, it’s important that you turn off your pool’s motor and pump. Additionally, you’ll have to add some winter lubricant, algaecide, and, though not a lot, some chlorine.
Beware of frozen pipes
When people think about Arizona, the word “frozen” doesn’t usually come to mind. But it is possible for pipes to freeze during the winter, even Arizona winters. In order to avoid your pipes from freezing, be sure to run your pool’s filtration hours during the coldest hours of the night. Typically, during the winter in Arizona, the coolest hours are between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
Make sure your pool’s pH levels are correct
A home’s swimming pool should have a pH level between 7.4 and 7.6. Maintaining these levels throughout the winter will make it much easier for you to reopen your pool in a few months. Typically, you should test your levels during the swimming season at least once per week. If you want to check the pH levels yourself, but if you’re unsure how, you can consult professional pool services.
Just because you live in Arizona doesn’t mean you can ignore your pool over the winter. Don’t wait until it’s too late to winterize your pool. It’s time to act right away — contact H2O Pool Services today.