Shock In The Winter?
TO SHOCK OR NOT TO SHOCK DURING THE WINTER MONTHS? THAT IS THE QUESTION…
Myth – If I don’t shock my pool during the winter months, my pool won’t turn green.
Answer – The debate is still going on between pool professionals. I recommend shocking the pool during the winter months to avoid green swamp like pool when you open the pool in the Spring. It is important to test and check you water chemistry with a covered pool during the period your pool will be closed, especially when the water in your pool is not frozen.
Now if your pool has a solid cover over it, less maintenance will be required because the sunlight and debris will be blocked from getting into the pool. However, if you have a mesh cover, then sunlight, dirt, debris, snow or rainwater, leaves and all the rest of the things that will land on your pool could potentially turn your pool water green if not treated with shock.
We carry a large selection of Pool Winter Closing products to protect your pool and spa through the off-season and guarantee an easy spring opening!