Just because it’s fall, that doesn’t mean it’s going to cool down in Texas anytime soon. But eventually, it will – and when that happens, taking care of your pool might be the furthest thing from your mind. Actually, though, you should still maintain your pool even if you don’t plan on using it for a few months.
When the weather turns really cold, the last thing you’ll want to deal with is a frozen pump, filter or heater. You might want to consider draining the pool completely during the winter months to keep this from happening. If any of these parts freezes, that could wind up causing a crack. This, in turn, could lead to thousands of dollars in repairs – or you might need to replace the part.
Draining the pool will also clear out chemical residue that could lead to damage. If you don’t do this every once in a while, you’ll be at a higher risk of algae buildup.
Even though the weather will eventually keep you from using your pool for a few months, the good news is that it won’t take long to warm back up. You’ll once again be enjoying your backyard oasis before you know it.