The main purpose in winterizing your in ground swimming pool is to protect it from damage due to freezing water. HOWEVER, Florida Swimming pools do not need to be closed during the fall and winter months. The weather in Florida is not consistent enough to warrant protecting the pool from freezing water nor is the temperature inconsistent enough to stagnate the water.
The Staff at SE Pools has learned the importance between closing pools up north and not closing pools here in Florida. The northern pools need to be closed during fall and winter to keep the water as clean as possible for the next season.
SE Pools wants you to know it’s equally important for you to not have your pools closed here during the fall and winter season. What’s important is that your pH, Total Alkalinity, and Calcium Hardness are all balanced. By balancing your water chemistry you are protecting the surface of the pool from staining and etching. HOWEVER, by maintaining this balance throughout the year in Florida all that needs to be done by SE Pools is to have the water tested and this is done without charge. The water is tested by light which tells what the water needs. It costs less to have the water tested during the winter months than it does to have it closed down for the season.
Swimming pools require maintenance, consistent hard work and money. Because of this it is not uncommon for pool owners to consider keeping their pools closed during the fall and winter. SE Pools wants you to know it’s not necessary and it is costly. You are defeating the purpose you are trying to achieve.