When it comes to protecting your pool and spa during Indiana’s tough winters, Tredway Pools Plus has you covered – literally. Not only do we offer a variety of covers that are expertly designed to protect your outdoor investments, we are also a great source of advice for things you can do on your own to make sure your pool and spa are protected all year round. Read on for some tips for both your pool and spa – and learn more about when might be the best time to purchase one for installation once the weather warms up in blustery Indiana.
Protecting Your Pool and Spa from Storms
Protecting your pool in winter also means protecting it from some of the harsh winter storms that will inevitably hit. Don’t wait until the storm is about to hit – or worse, has already passed through – to take action and protect your pool or spa.
Even though you should be maintaining your pool water levels throughout winter, it’s really important before a winter storm. Perhaps you’ll be snowed in for a time and won’t be able to check it as often as you normally do. Or maybe the storm results in some foreign bacteria making its way into your pool and throwing off the chemical balance. In either case, proper maintenance of water and pool chemicals is just as important during the winter months in Indiana as it is during summer.
Before the weather gets too cold, make sure you’re stocked up with pool chemicals for the months ahead. This will make it much more manageable for you to maintain your pool and spa chemicals all year round. Be sure to check your pool and spa chemical levels intermittently all winter long. This will reduce the chance you’ll be met with any unwanted surprises in your pool come spring.
Here are some more tips on how to protect your swimming pool from winter storms.
Protect Your Pool and Spa With A Cover
One of the most important things you can do to protect your pool or spa in harsh winter conditions is to make sure that it’s covered – and properly. The cover should be tight-fitting and free of tears, cracks, or other damage that could let the winter elements make their way in.
Keep in mind there’s a difference between winter pool and spa covers and your typical safety covers that are used during the warmer months. Winter covers, which can be made of mesh or of a solid material, are designed to keep out the debris and leaves that make their way into your pool or spa when it’s not in use during the winter. Safety covers are different in that they’re designed mostly to protect pets or children from the water.
If you have a solid pool or spa cover, you should keep an eye on it all winter long.
If you’re hit with a heavy Indiana snowstorm, you also should check your pool or spa cover to make sure it’s not overloaded with snow. Too much snow can create extra weight that your cover just might not be able to handle. This can cause damage or cracking that will need to be taken care of once the weather warms up.
Using a broom or another soft object to remove as much snow as you can is your best bet. Don’t use anything sharp that could harm your pool or spa cover during the snow removal process.
Winter Spa Cover Protection
There are certain things you can do specifically with your spa to weatherproof it for the harsh Indiana winter.
First, unlike a pool, be sure to fully drain and clean out your hot tub if you don’t plan to use it during the winter months. Use this opportunity to properly clean all of your spa’s parts to ensure it’s in perfect working order come spring.
Regardless of whether you do or don’t use your spa when the weather gets cold, it should have a properly fitting cover. This will keep out unwanted winter debris. If you do plan to use your hot tub throughout winter, a high-quality cover will seal in the warmth of your water. This will save on energy costs and keep your spa running efficiently.
Time For An Upgrade?
Maybe you haven’t actually purchased a pool or spa yet. Or, maybe it’s time to upgrade the one you already have. If you’re trying to be budget conscious about your next pool or spa purchase, we can help you with that.
Winter is the perfect time to start thinking about installing a pool or upgrading an existing one. That’s because it takes time to pick out what you want. You also need to plan for installation by setting an installation date well in advance.
Winter can also be the time to find a pool at a discounted price. At Tredway Pools Plus, we typically offer deals during the off-season. This is a great way to get the pool of your dreams at a more affordable price point. Take a peek at some of our options online, or stop in at one of our showrooms to see more. We have locations conveniently located in Fort Wayne North, Fort Wayne South, and Warsaw.
Whether You Need Service or Protection, We’re Here For You!
If any issues do arise with your pool or spa, call Tredway Pools Plus for expert advice on pool service, spa service, and so much more. When you purchase a pool or spa from Tredway Pools Plus, we’re with you every step of the way, long after your initial purchase is complete.
At Tredway Pools Plus, you can be sure you’re working with the most knowledgeable experts in the Indiana pool business. We have over 45 years of experience helping our customers build the best pools and spas in the region. Contact us today for more pool and spa winterizing tips. We’re here to help you with any aspect of your pool or spa needs.