3 tips for maintaining good pH levels in winter
Help your pool get ready for winter is just around the corner
Unless you use your hot top regularly, pool maintenance is an easy thing to let slide when the temperatures begin to drop. First of all, you probably are not using your pool as often as you were during the summer. People are not coming over for pool parties, and getting outside can be daunting. Second of all, winter brings its own set of home maintenance tasks and it’s easy to forget about the pool during the colder months.
However, it is important to continue to maintain the pool’s pH level during the cooler months so that you are ready to get back into the swing of things once the weather warms back up. Also, allowing the pH to fluctuate during these months can cause costly damage to the pool itself as well as the filtration system.
Here are 3 tips to maintaining optimal pH levels throughout the winter:
– Keep the pumps going. The Aqualink PDA will turn on the pumps when the temperature reaches 34 degrees, and it is recommended that you continue to let the pumps run. The moving water will avoid freezes that can damage the pool and even burst pipes.
– The pumps should run 24 hours a day, on a lower speed. Turning them off will not save you a great deal of money on energy costs, but will lead to problems.
– Continue to maintain a good balance of chemicals. Forgetting to maintain pool chemicals can lead to a massive cleanup when spring arrives. Look for a good pH Stabilizer and consider an algaecide to prevent buildup of bacteria and algea during the winter.