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Winter maintenance of your above ground pool: helpful tips

Taking care of your pool doesn’t stop at just placing a cover on it. It’s important to continue caring for your pool during the off-season (fall and winter) to ensure a successful and clean opening in the summer.

1. Add a mid-winter algaecide
Use an algaecide, particularly one that stays in the water for a length of time. On the last day of operation, add this to the water and run the pump for 24 hours to fully circulate. Then shut down the circulation system for the winter. This prevents algae from growing.

2. Constantly check your filter system for water build up to prevent freezing
If the pool is closed in winter, remember to always check your pipes and motorized parts. As the temperatures begin to freeze, any water can freeze, expand and crack plastic parts in your pool which may have some serious financial implication. Drain the water from the pump, pool heater and filter.

3. Keep your pool cover clean all winter long
You must completely remove any water and debris that has accumulated on top of your pool cover. You can vacuum it off, clean it and lay it out to dry. Then, store the cover in a place that will stay clean and dry during the summer months. Cue in Bestway Pool Accessories: from pool vacuums to solar heaters to filters, Bestway has the pool accessories you need to keep your pool water sparkling clean all seasons long. The Bestway pool cover, maintenance kit and filter cartridge are your best bet for a clean, safe and healthy pool.

What’s more, if leaving your pool outdoors all year round is your preference, then Bestway Hydrium is your perfect choice. Easy to assemble and maintain, this kind of pool is built to last and can be used 365 days a year. It’s an investment in your family’s future fun.

4. Check your safety cover to make sure it’s always properly fitted
With your pool properly covered, there is no better insurance for keeping toddlers and wildlife out of the pool.