In Texas, we are able to enjoy significantly more warm “pool days” than residents of other states. However, there comes a time when it’s just too chilly to take a dip. Do you know what to do when it’s time to close your pool for the winter?
There are many precautions that should be taken when owning a pool that is temporarily not in use. Here are a few:
1. Make sure all of your family members are schooled in pool safety. Just because your family won’t be swimming during the winter doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be prepared to be safe around (or in) the pool.
2. Consider installing a pool cover. Covering your pool will not only keep it clean, but will also protect your children and visitors from falling in. Visit your local pool supply store and talk with them about their pool cover options.
3. Make sure your pool’s electrical and mechanical systems are in good shape. It is good to consistently monitor your pool’s systems including the drainage, lighting and heating systems.
4. Remove all ladders and pool access steps. If possible, make sure these are removed when the pool is not in use.
5. Make sure your pool has a closed, secure fence with a self-latching gate. Your local pool supply store will provide you with a variety of fencing options.
Make sure your pool is good to go for the winter. In the meantime, enjoy those remaining summer pool days!
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