HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people are looking to the internet to find out the proper way to close their pool during winter. Most checklists and articles will tell you to lower your pool water and make sure pipes are clear to avoid any freezing, cracking, or bursting, but did you know how important it is to leave that small amount of water in your pool? LOOP-LOC, manufacturer of pool liners, discuss reasons why you should leave water in your pool when it's closed.
Having the perfect liner in your pool really completes your backyard escape. Leaving a bit of water in your pool will protect your pool liner from the elements. If you live in a region with harsh winters, adding the right winterizing chemicals to the water will keep your pool liner in great condition for when it's time to jump in once again. When a pool is drained completely, a liner can dry out. This leads to cracks and imperfections that water can seep through, damaging to your pool. For an additional layer of protection, consider adding a winter pool cover so you won't need to worry about any debris falling in and causing dirty water.
Adding the chemicals we mentioned above will help make opening your pool and easier and smoother process come swimming season. Products like chlorine shock, stain prevention, and algaecide will ensure the water is clean and will require minimal balancing upon opening. It's a shame when the sun comes out and it takes an additional few weeks for it to be ready for use. Investing the time in winterizing your pool will save you precious time in the warm summer days, so you can get the most use out of your backyard this upcoming season.
Not sure how much to drain from your pool and how much to leave in? Draining your pool past skimmer levels is usually ideal so you can clean out the plumbing system and avoid any freezing pipes. If you have an in-ground pool, it can require even more draining. Having too much water can lead to pool liner damage, so it's important to find a good balance and take care of your pool. It's the centerpiece to your backyard sanctuary!
About LOOP-LOC: There's only one company known for manufacturing safety pool covers strong and tough enough to support an elephant: the legendary LOOP-LOC. LOOP-LOC is a global leader in the pool industry with a 200,000-square-foot headquarters in Hauppauge, New York, and 300 employees. Through its network of dealers, the company has sold safety swimming pool covers on every continent on earth except Antarctica. LOOP-LOC pool safety covers manufacturer now also manufactures a line of luxury in-ground pool liners—with more exclusive designer patterns than any other company—as well as the BABY-LOC removable fencing, a convenient, cost-effective additional layer of protection to help deter toddlers from gaining access to a swimming pool.