[...] This is the best time homeowners have to complete their plans in keeping their swimming pools and outdoor furniture safe during the bitter winter months.
Beaverton, OR (PRWEB) September 22, 2011
With winter fast approaching, Backyard Ocean ™ is providing friendly tips and reliable products to help homeowners protect their swimming pool and equipment from harsh winter weather. For autumn 2011, the online retailer for above ground pools and pool supplies reminds homeowners to winterize their swimming pools to ensure that it will be in top condition for next summer.
“With only a few weeks left before the cold arrives, this is the best time homeowners have to complete their plans in keeping their swimming pools and outdoor furniture safe during the bitter winter months,” says Sasha Jacobs, spokesperson of Backyard Ocean ™.
Winterizing or closing swimming pools during winter is important to protect a pool from damage caused by freezing water and the elements. A few simple steps are essential to effectively winterize pools:
- Thoroughly clean the pool before starting the closing process.
- Remove all pool accessories from the water or deck for easier cleaning and covering.
- Turn off all swimming pool equipment.
- Drain and clean filters, hoses, and chemical feeders.
- Check the chemistry balance of the pool water to protect the pool liner or surface from staining during the off-season. Backyard Ocean ™ suggests their high quality pool winterizing kits for ensuring that your pool is properly winterized with the correct chemicals.
- Drain the pool water down enough to make room for freezing.
- Cover your pool with a winter cover for added protection over normal, summer-weather pool covers.
To keep swimming pools in top condition, Backyard Ocean ™ suggests closing them before winter sets in. Backyard Ocean ™ carries a range of pool winterizing kits, outdoor furniture covers, deck storage boxes, and separately-sold chemicals to help protect swimming pools, swimming pool equipment, pool accessories and pool furniture from the wear and tear that comes from severe winter weather.
Backyard Ocean ™ also offers quality winterizing pool covers for hard-sided above ground and in-ground pools, ring pools and frame pools. Homeowners can choose from winter pool covers of mesh or rugged polyethylene scrim and coating, both types capable of withstanding cold, snowy or rainy weather. Other important pool winterizing accessories include pool cover clips, winter cover seals, and winter pool cover drains. These items ensure that winter pool covers are sealed tight and water does not accumulate. Ms. Jacobs cautions homeowners not to forget their outdoor furniture in their pool closing plans and recommends outdoor furniture covers from Backyard Ocean ™ for this job.
Sasha Jacobs closes: “For further information on closing a swimming pool, dealing with winterizing problems and other pool advice, we’d like to encourage pool owners to read and follow the Backyard Ocean Blog.”
For more information, please visit http://www.backyardocean.com.
About Backyard Ocean
BackyardOcean.com is an online retailer for above ground pools and pool supplies. With their wide selection of pools and pool accessories ranging from large ring pools to pool toys, BackyardOcean.com is dedicated to bringing the summer fun of the beach to the backyard.