Winter is coming, and if you don’t prepare, damaged fiberglass pools, broken systems, and unnecessary expenses will be there to greet you when the snow melts. So let’s dive into how to prepare your inground pool for winter with the Parrot Bay Pools swimming pool contractors in North Carolina!
There are certain precautions you can take as an inground pool owner that can help save you time and money when the cold weather passes. Don’t let the snowy season ruin your investment. Learn how to prepare your outdoor area – and your inground pool for winter.
First, the hard truth. Your potted plants are doomed unless you can move them indoors. If you. have the space, consider investing in a temporary greenhouse that you can set up indoors.
Bring light, plastic furniture inside. Heavy iron furniture can survive outside, but it should be covered with a heavy manufacturer’s 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.
Finally, we come to the big stuff. Hire a professional to winterize and close your swimming pool. It takes skill and experience to do it right. A modest expense upfront prevents major damage and repairs down the line. Swimming pools in North Carolina face no greater enemy than snowy winters – and have no better friend than our pool builders.