Every year when summers come to fall apart every pool owner face this question “should I close my pool for winters or not?” Winterizing your pool or closing it for summers has certainly advantages and drawbacks both.
Important Factors to Consider While Closing Pool in Winters
Keeping your pool closed is truly a personal choice. Simply telling a Yes or No could not be accurate. We are providing you with the details and pros and cons of winterizing the pool so that you can take your decision by yourself.
Have a look on these important factors to make your decision easier.
No one has is gifted with a ‘Money tree’ and that is why money is the most important factor when you are fetching a decision. Let us suppose you close the pool on anyone’s recommendation. If you close it for 5 months, you will still have to pay for the service of pool for the closing and opening months (You can save money on pool vacuum cleaners as well). Your actual savings will be the saving of three months. So, ultimately you will save the running cost of pool for the three months. No doubt the amount is big but it is not big enough to influence your decision.
Liner or Plaster
The balance of water is always very important. A good balance ensures the longer life span of the material it is made up of, no matter whatever the material is. Closing the pool can help to sustain the life and quality of pool line. When there are chances of any foreign material like pebbles or debris entering the pool, the balance of pool will disturb. Even if the debris is left for one week, it may spoil the water balance of your pool. Hence, it is better to cover the pool in a quality and safety manner to keep it looking better.
Not all the pool covers are safe. Modern safety covers are better than ever. They don’t look like giant bag covers. They are safety covers and are available at a high cost. Their high cost will take long time to recover. The pool covers may act as a trap for animals, children or adults. So, in case you are planning to invest money in these safety covers, winterizing your pool is not suggested. You will end up consuming more money and efforts.
If you are impressed by the aesthetic beauty of your pool, keep it opened. Covering it will some black safety guard can be the enough reasons to leave it alone. Again, it is up to your preference.
Keeping the pool running throughout the year may shorten the life of your pool pump or pool filters. Leaving the pool dried may lead to the deprivation of seals and a few other equipments. Call for a toss here.
On the whole, it is better to take the decision that is the best suitable according to your conditions and situations. But yes closing the pool for few months can at least free you from many regular responsibilities.