How to Keep Your Pool Water Clean and Clear

How to Keep Your Pool Water Clean and Clear

Professional Pool Maintenance Services for the Off Season

by Cassandra Caldwell

During the colder off season swimming months, you may forget about your outdoor pool until it's too late. By the time you uncover the pool to get ready for the new season you could have problems and service issues that could take hours and hundreds of dollars to fix. Before your pool goes into disrepair, you should consider off season maintenance services from a professional. Here are a few of those services that may be available for you.

Mid-Winter Preventative Solutions

Algae and other mould related issues can build up while the pool is not in use. This is especially true if you have changes in humidity that can spawn the growth of bacteria. A professional pool maintenance service that can help is a mid-winter preventative chemical shock. This chemical is added to your pool water to kill any bacteria that may be present and to prevent any from breeding.

Freeze Warning Services

When temperatures drop to freezing, or in some areas below freezing, your pool's mechanical components can be in danger. If pipes and pumps are exposed to freezing temperatures or frozen water, it can damage them to the point of replacement instead of repair. Your pool service can schedule an appointment to make sure all of your pools pipes, pumps, and any motorized parts are covered and safe.

Pool Cover Services

Your pool cover is the layer of protection between your pool and the area environmental factors. It can keep leaves out as well as keep your pool warm if you are using a heated option. In order for the cover to work properly, you should have it checked for rips or other issues that would cause problems over the off season. A pool service can do a points check of your cover and make sure there are no rips, tears, or rusted areas on the cover mechanisms. If there are issues that could cause a problem, they will alert you and give you replacement or repair options.

Organic Contamination

In addition to issues from algae and bacteria build-up, another problem can come from things like animal droppings and plant spores or debris. This can cause organic contamination. Organic contamination breeds enzymes that will cause rings around your pool which are hard to remove. A pool service can add industrial strength enzyme solution to your pool to kill any of the organic contaminants and keep them at bay throughout the winter.

These are just a few of the services that professional pool maintenance (such as Leisure Coast Pool Centre) can offer during the colder months of the year. If you have specific issues with your pool, such as questions about heated or above ground pools, their professionals can help you choose the right routine to keep your pool running smoothly. 


About Me

How to Keep Your Pool Water Clean and Clear

I love my swimming pool. There is nothing better than spending a long summer's day by the side of the pool, taking the occasional dip to cool off. I also like to exercise in my pool before I start work. It really wakes me up and gets me going for the day. However, I had a bit of a shock when I uncovered my pool after a long winter. The water had turned a funny green colour. I called in a pool contractor and they explained that the water was out of balance and needed to be shocked and cleaned. Since then, I have learnt all about how best to care for my pool water. I have started this blog to let others know how they can look after their swimming pool.