Winter is a big, mean monster. It has one goal, and one goal only: to make you spend as much money as humanly in the spring. Winter is coming, and if you don’t prepare, damaged fiberglass pools Raleigh NC, broken systems and unnecessary expenses for swimming pool supplies will be there to greet you when the snow melts.
First, the hard truth. Your potted plants are doomed. There’s nothing you can do to help them — with the exception of a mercy kill. Remove your annuals and throw out all the soil they lived in. Wash your pots and store them inside.
Bring light, plastic furniture inside. Heavy iron furniture can survive outside, but it should be covered with a heavy manufacturers cover, or at least plastic bags.
Beat the fall rush by getting your lawn mower tuned at the end of summer. Add stabilizer to the remaining fuel before storing it for the winter.
Want tools like spades and rakes to emerge in tip-top shape in the spring? Coat them lightly in motor oil and sand to prepare for winter.
Draining your garden hose is good, but not good enough. Winter will chew right through an exposed garden hose. Disconnect it, drain it and store it in the shed or garage.
You know how you feel about a homeowner when you see a dog chained in a front yard without shelter on a cold day? That’s how we feel when we see a barbecue grill left outside in winter. You’re all that barbecue has. You took on a responsibility when you adopted that grill from the shelter. It loves you unconditionally, for God’s sake. Cover it and put it inside a shed or garage, but NEVER store propane tanks indoors.
Finally, we come to the big stuff. Hire a professional to winterize and close your swimming pool above ground Fuquay-Varina NC, Marquis Spas swim spa or garden pool. It takes skill and experience to do it right. A modest expense up front prevents major damage and repairs down the line. Swimming pools in Fayetteville, NC face no greater enemy than winter and have no better friend than pool pros.