Swimming pool covers impact water chemistry in different ways. This article discusses each type of pool cover and how they affect water chemistry. Perhaps most importantly, we will discuss how the type of pool cover you have determines how the pool should be winterized and closed.
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Swimming pool temperature impacts the water chemistry in a big way. This article will outline a few reasons why.
There are few certainties in life: death, taxes, deadlines, and homeowners who want to suspend or cancel pool service during the winter. We understand the logic behind suspending pool service, but we also know that the logic is based on incomplete information. As pool professionals, it is our responsibility to inform customers–homeowners who ultimately make the final decisions about their pool–about what cold water can do to their pool over the winter.
Cold water is more aggressive than warm water, because of how water temperature lowers the LSI. This is why most pool surface damage occurs during the winter. And no, the calcium you see in the spring time is probably NOT scale. Problems can be prevented by taking an LSI-based approach to pool winterization. In this article we will explain how.
This article aims to shed light on what really goes in a pool that is winterized. When the temperature drops, chemistry changes. Pools must be treated differently in the winter than they are in the summer, You can read our primary article about Proactive Pool Winterization here.