Now that temperatures have cooled in most parts of Florida, you are probably not using your pool very often and you may not be paying much attention to your Florida pool. But even when you don’t need your pool, it needs you! Here are some tips on Florida winter pool care.
- If you live in the Panhandle or North Florida, where temperatures are typically too cold for swimming, consider closing your pool. A pool closing kit and winter pool cover are all you need to help ensure an easy pool opening in spring.
- Due to varying Florida temperatures and humidity in winter, conditions are still conducive to an algae bloom in many parts of the state. To avoid this, you’ll need to keep your pool water balanced and follow the ABCs of Pool Care. It’s worth it to spend money on pool chemicals for preventative pool maintenance; you’ll avoid the stress and increased expense of cleaning up pool algae in spring when your family is clamoring to use the pool.
- Don’t forget to run your pool pump enough to circulate all of the water in the pool every day or so. This simple pool maintenance step will save time and money in spring.
- A pool heater can allow you to use your pool more often and provide more motivation to maintain it. If you haven’t done so already, why not make this the year you invest in a pool heater? Gas pool heaters or pool heat pumps will extend your swimming season and make more use of your swimming pool investment. If you’re not ready to buy a pool heater, a solar pool blanket can make a big difference in swimming time as well as save money on water evaporation.
- If you have a solar pool cover but live in a part of Florida where it doesn’t make sense to use it right now, remove it, clean it, and allow it to dry completely before storing it.
If you have questions about Florida winter pool care, your local Pinch A Penny pool supplies store is ready and willing to help!
Posted: Thursday, December 27th, 2012 @ 12:26 pm
Categories: How To.
Tags: florida winter pool care.
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