Learn how you can protect your pool tiles from the ravages of winter weather.
While preparing your pool for winter isn’t the most exciting activity, it’s important that your pool is properly winterized. Ensuring that your pool is properly cared for will give you peace of mind and make your pool opening experience much easier. While there are many steps that you need to complete when winterizing your pool, let’s start with protecting your pool tiles. Here’s what you can do to protect your pool tiles from winter damage.
One of the first things you should do is make sure that your tiles are winter-proof. During the winter months, exposure to cold temperatures can cause your pool tiles to crack. Not all pool tiles are designed to handle extreme winter weather, so it’s important that you know what kind of tiles your pool uses before you do anything else.
Lower the Water Level
Before you close up your pool, it’s important to drain your pool to a certain level. Lowering your pool’s water level will help to prevent algae growth as your pool sits for the winter. Additionally, lowering your pool’s water level will reduce your chances of tile damage. If your water level is at your tiles, then it can freeze and put more pressure on your tiles, causing them to crack.
Seal Expansion Joints
While expansion joints prepare your pool to handle winter temperature changes, they can cause some serious damage if not properly sealed up. If your expansion joints are not made watertight, then water can seep through the joints and get behind your pool’s tiles. If this water were to freeze, your tiles could crack or completely detach from the wall.
These are just a couple of things you need to look out for to protect your pool’s tiles this winter. If you are looking for another way to protect your pool and keep it well maintained, contact the experts at Clean & Clear Pools. Located in Danville, California, we serve the Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Alamo, and Danville communities.
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