posted by Sun Fiberglass Pools @ 3:15pm, Monday 27 September 2010.
Hold that Cover
A lot of mistakes have been made by homeowners deciding on closing the pool for the season by the wall calendar, the kids go back to school so let's close the pool. If you close the pool too early with the warmer fall weather your pool will be a green monster come spring. The water temperature will increase with the typical winter cover in place, which will in turn destory any winterization chemcial treatment you used before the first chilly week. The pool should be closed once the water cools down for an un-heated water temperature of 60's and the average air temperature drops to the upper 60's to low 70's . Remember NEVER USE A FLOATING DISPENSER UNDER YOUR COVER !!!, using a floating dispenser will void the pool surface and cover warranties as the high chlorine cannot escape the pool with the cover in place. The Sun Fiberglass Pool Care & Maintenance manual will have tips on how to properly winterize your pool. Always check with your pool installer before attempting to lower or draw down the pool's water for the winter, not following proper procedure will void your warranty.