If you are ready for the winter weather to end and start preparing your pool for the warmer spring days, there is a lot of maintenance that needs to be done. First, inspecting your pool may uncover damage that has been caused by the colder temperatures. The following tips will help you with getting the winter damage repaired to get back to maintenance that needs to be done in time for the warm spring and summer weather:
Pool Plumbing and The Damage That Water Causes When It Freezes Inside of Pipes
The plumbing of your pool is vulnerable to freezing during cold weather, which is why it is important to winterize equipment and plug drains, inlets, and skimmers. Even when you do winterize the pool, water can still get trapped and freeze in pipes, pumps, and filters. Once you have removed the plugs, look for signs of moisture and leaks that may appear when you begin to fill the pool with water.
Problems With Pool Filter Pumps Due to Clogged Equipment or Winter Weather Damage
The pool filter and pump are usually located outside in an area where they are vulnerable to changes in temperature. If the pump was not winterized before the cold weather arrived, freezing can cause serious damage. In addition, if the filter was not cleaned when the maintenance was done, this can cause the perfect conditions for algae to grow and clog the filter. If the pump is not working, you will want to clean and prime it before inspecting all the pool equipment for leaks and damage that needs to be repaired before you get ready to open your pool.
Cracking Pool Surfaces and Liners That Get Worse in Winter Weather and Need to Be Repaired ASAP
There are many different types of materials that are used for pool surfaces and liners. All of these materials are vulnerable to damage during cold and dry winter weather. If there is already a problem with a pool surface or liner, this can allow moisture to get trapped behind the finished surface and freeze, which causes problems to get worse and can lead to serious damage to your pool that may be costly to repair. Therefore, as soon as you notice that there is a problem with the pool surface or liner, you will want to have it repaired immediately to prevent it from getting worse and causing other problems.
Issues with Pool Skimmers, Drains, and Other Equipment That May Only Get Worse In Winter Weather
There are also problems that can develop with the skimmers, drain systems, and other installations around your pool as the temperatures drop. This is often due to the pool not being treated with a winter weather treatment and ice that forms in areas like skimmers, which can cause parts to crack and need to be replaced to repair the damage before you start cleaning the pool to get it ready for opening.
These are some tips that will help you inspect your pool and locate the winter damage that needs to be done before spring. If there are serious problems with damaged pool equipment and plumbing, contact a pool repair service like All-American Pools to fix these problems before opening your pool this spring.