If you want to cover your pool during winter, there are a few steps you need to take before you can do it. The process you do will depend on the type of indoor pool.
When it comes to winter pool coverings, netting and hard are the two most common types. This cover has its own strengths and weaknesses, so you will need to change the way you cover the pool accordingly.
Cover your pool with a net pool cover
When sunlight and rainwater come in contact with the pool during the winter months through a net covering, it is advisable to treat the pool chemically at least once a month to stop the accumulation of algae. You can also buy pool enclosures made in Canada & retractable pool covers.
We also recommend that you service the pump during the winter months to prevent dirt build-up. It is best to run the pump until all areas of the pool have passed through the filtration system at least once. You will have to check your manual to find out how long this will take.
Cover your pool with a tight pool cover
These covers are usually opaque, which means they won't let light through. This lack of light prevents algae from building up, making maintaining your pool easier and less time-consuming.
Just turn off the pump and the motor will place the appliance on the skimmer to prevent it from freezing the water. Then blow out excess water from your piping system. You also need to treat the pool chemically to balance the calcium and alkaline levels.