April 4, 2016
Does My Pool Need To Be Drained On An Annual Basis?
No, you don’t need to drain your pool. A pool experiences less damage in the winter when it’s fully or partially filled with water. An empty pool also carries the danger of getting popped out from the pressure of the underground water. If you must drain your pool, our pool experts at GEORGIA POOLS can help you with the process or you can hire us to do it for you. When you close your pool, we recommend you do the following:
- Properly balance your pool’s chemical contents so you don’t see stains, scaling or algae growth.
- To keep your pool clean and free of algae, add some extra sanitizer.
- Before closing your pool, clean and vacuum it thoroughly.
- To avoid damage, keep the water level below the skimmer inlet lines and all other areas that experience a heavy freeze.
- Close the valves on the skimmer.
- To prevent weather damage, make sure there is no water in the skimmers.
- Clean and backwash the filter.
- To prevent weather damage, make sure there is no water in the heater, filter, pump and piping system.
- Disassemble the pump motor and keep it in a dry place.
- Make sure none of your pool equipment is connected to power. Remove all fuses or simply turn off the circuit breakers.
- Disassemble your jump board and store it in a dry place.
- Plug all the openings of your pool and cover it.
- Keep all your pool chemicals in a cool dry place, away from pets and children.