New to Pool Ownership? Here’s How to Winterize Your In-Ground Pool.
It finally happened — the summer is over, and all your fond memories of lazy days in the cool water are coming to an end. In order to have just as many enjoyable days with your in-ground pool next year, you need to ensure that your pool is winterized properly.

Winterizing a pool means that you get all of the working parts of your in-ground pool as well as the chemical composition of the water in the best shape to withstand the colder temperatures. The first thing that you should do is have the pool thoroughly cleaned. You can either do this yourself or hire a professional, but the pool should be as clean as possible. The cleaner your pool is in the winter, the better off you’ll be in the summer.

After cleaning the pool, you’ll need to use winterizing pool chemicals. If you are unfamiliar with testing the chemical levels and pH of your in-ground pool, our professionals at Ricky’s Pools can help with chemical supplies, testing, and knowledgeable experience.

Once your pool water is ready for winter, you’ll need to ready the in-ground pool itself. Lower the water level in your pool and take out and clean the filter. A very important step is making sure all the water lines are blown out with air as these lines need to be dry otherwise they risk freezing in the colder temperatures. Make sure you turn off the breaker or the pool pump itself. Lastly, cover your pool for the season with an appropriate cover.

If you have any questions about how to winterize your in-ground pool, we would be happy to help you here at Ricky’s Pools. Give us a call today with any questions you might have.