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Why You Need to Cover Your Pool Before it Snows

An in ground swimming pool sits nestled in lush, green woods awaiting its pool cover to be installed before it snows.


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You need to cover your pool before it snows. Although, we know it can be tempting to put off covering your pool. It is an acceptance of the fact that summer is actually gone, and winter is on its way. 

But we can’t stop the inevitable, and it’s best practice to go ahead and cover your pool before our Pocatello, Idaho winter has its way with your yard and your pool. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why. 

It’s easier, logistically, to cover before it snows. 

One of the most practical reasons that you absolutely want to cover your swimming pool before it snows is purely logistical. Installing a pool cover can be a cumbersome task, especially if it’s not something you do every day (which most people don’t). If you wait until it snows, then you’ve added an extra (unnecessary) obstacle to your pool covering success. 

And why? Because you waited to cover your pool. Go ahead and move your pool cover to the top of your to-do list to avoid the unnecessary. 

Covering your pool protects it from debris.

Another consideration when it comes to covering your pool before it snows is the amount of debris that can end up in your pool. Once the weather cools down and the snow is on the Idaho horizon, you’re not going to be swimming in your pool anymore (unless you’re part polar bear). So there’s no benefit to keeping your pool uncovered. 

In fact, as some of the more blustery snow storms blow in, they’re going to bring all manner of debris with them from twigs and sticks to who knows what else. Where will all of that debris end up if your pool isn’t covered? In your pool to float and sink and rot and decay until next spring when you go to finally reopen your pool only to discover that it’s full of organic sludge matter. 

And believe us, organic sludge matter is not conducive to swimming. That being said, our official professional advice here at Mastercraft Pool & Spa is to just cover the pool before it snows, please. 

Snow in your pool can affect your chemical balance. 

Covering your pool before it snows is also helpful because it can protect the chemical balance within your pool. When you leave your pool for the winter season, you’ll want to make sure that your pool water’s chemical levels are properly balanced. That’s right, there will still be water in your pool through the winter. You should drain it below the skimmer basket for proper winterization, but that’s a discussion for another time. 

It would be terribly unfortunate if you spent hard-earned money on chemicals and your valuable time balancing them only to have a massive snow storm dump directly into your pool. 

Save your money and your time by covering your swimming pool before it snows. 

You can hire the experts, Mastercraft Pool & Spa, to cover your pool for you.

And if you just know that you’ll never get to covering your pool before it snows yourself, or you can’t, or you don’t want to, give our team a call. We are the experts, after all. We can have your pool winterized and covered before the first snowflake falls. But make sure you get on our list sooner rather than later. At Mastercraft Pool & Spa, no job is too big or too small, and we’re ready to serve you. 


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