As the fall approaches, winter in the Dallas/Fort Worth area will be quick to follow. Though you’ll likely not expect sub-zero temperatures, especially as this region has only experienced such frigid air a few times, the difference from the summer will be highly noticeable and could affect your pool’s health. From the infrastructure to the water itself, your pool needs care throughout the year.

Consider calling Poolman to get your Dallas/Fort Worth pool ready for the winter and properly maintained throughout the chillier months when fewer individuals will be hopping in for relaxation. No matter how little you might use your pool in the colder months, it will still need plenty of tender loving care from certified professionals who can minimize the risk of hefty repairs or expensive replacements.

Checklist
While your regularly scheduled Poolman service will handle all of the necessary actions to prepare your Dallas/Fort Worth pool for winter, here are some of the steps that need to be taken:

  • Covering the pool for the winter: If you are considering covering your pool, you should strongly consider having a safety cover installed. This will drastically reduce the number of leaves that end up in your pool. Installing a safety cover also greatly reduces the risk of drowning while the pool is covered.
  • Preparing pipes and plumbing: Your pool’s piping, much like the systems that bring water into and out of your home, will need to be winterized to avoid bursting and other issues. Your pool equipment, including pumps, filters, heaters, etc., is also susceptible to bursting due to frozen water. It is a good idea to make sure you have a freeze guard on your equipment to trigger your pump to come on and circulate your water to keep it from freezing and bursting your pipes and equipment.
  • Fighting winter algae: Algae can still bloom even when the water is cold. A winterizing algaecide should be incorporated, and you should never cancel your Dallas/Fort Worth pool service in the colder months, especially because issues like this could arise during winter.

For all of these reasons and more, you should always keep your regularly scheduled appointments with Poolman for your winter care needs.