Posted by Madwire on 9th Dec 2014

Winterizing Your Pool Mats

In many areas of the United States, the last thing people are thinking about is their swimming pool. Or maybe it's the first, with daydreams of getting away from bad weather and chilly temps. Regardless, it's safe to assume that most Americans are dealing with the cooler temperatures of the season and not enjoying their backyard pool but if they're smart, they've make sure to winterize their pool and stow their pool accessories in order to protect their investment and ensure they are able to use it when the spring finally makes its long-awaited arrival. Protecting your in-ground pool from freezing and cracking is the number one priority of winterizing it. When water freezes it expands causing damage to your pool, its plumbing, pumps and filtering system. All pool owners, including those in the Southern regions of the US, should know the proper steps behind winterizing a pool, as even those warmer climates can experience bouts of frigid weather. Your local pool maintenance and repair service should be able to help with the task of winterizing also. 

When it comes to your pool mats, you'll need to remove them from the bottom before you attempt to winterize your pool. Doing so will extend the life of your custom pool mat. For best results, your pool mat should be stored lying flat in a warm, protected and dry area. If your storage needs require you to store your swimming pool art piece rolled up, just make sure to completely dry it first and roll it with the printed side out.