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Maintaining a Pool and Concrete Pool Deck in the Winter

Daliah Okoro
January 12, 2016

Now that we are fully into the winter months, there are some things you should consider when maintaining your pool and concrete deck. Just because it is likely that you are no longer using your pool when the weather is colder outside does not mean that you are off the hook when it comes to maintenance. There are some easy steps that you can take to keep your pool and concrete deck in good conditions during the winter time. Concrete floor maintenance is worth its weight in gold.

The first thing you will want to do is to cover your pool. This will keep excess foliage and other dirt or debris from getting into your pool while you're not using it. However, if you simply place the pool cover and let it be, it will incur damage over the winter and will inevitably have to be replaced. The first thing you will want to do is to maintain tension. You will also want to siphon water out of your pool regularly in order to check for algae. One way to help prevent algae from growing is to keep the area around the pool cover clean. Be sure to sweep and remove leaves that may have gotten stuck beneath the edges of the cover. Be sure to also remove any fallen leaves on top of the cover as well. 

As for you pool deck, be sure to remove all of your outdoor furniture as the winter will likely damage your furniture. With your deck cleared, it is important to keep it clean. If any fallen leaves or sap stay on your deck, the wet winter months could turn the leaves to mulch, cause mildew, or even cause mold to grow. These things may leave your deck with stains that will be hard to remove during the spring. Therefore, it is important that you regularly sweep and clean your concrete. It may also be a good time to check for any cracks to see if you need to resurface your deck. Depending on the weather, it could also be a good time to waterproof your deck as there will be less traffic on your deck at this time. Call and request a quote today!