If you decide to close your pool off for the winter, there are some steps that you will need to take before you can do it. Processes that you carry out will depend on the type of swimming pool blanket you have.

pool covers

When it comes to the winter swimming pool covers, meshed and solid are the two most common types. This includes having their own strengths and weaknesses, so you will need to change the way you close swimming pools accordingly.

  • Mesh Pool Cover

As the mesh pool cover, it allows sunlight and rain to come into contact with the pool during the winter months, it is recommended that you chemically treat the pool at least once a month to stop the buildup of algae.

It is recommended to keep the pump running throughout the winter to prevent the accumulation of dirt. It’s best to run the pump for long enough for all parts of the pool to pass through the filtration system at least once. You should check your manual to find out how long this.

  • Solid Pool Covers

This includes the normally opaque, which means that they do not let through light. The lack of light prevents the build-up of algae, so keep your swimming pools will be easier and less time-consuming.

Simply turn off the pump and motor to put the tool in the skimmer to protect from freezing water, and then blow out any excess water from your plumbing system.