The Operational Pool
If tree density and safety concerns are not an issue, many pool owners find it easier to maintain the pool through the winter on a reduced filtration cycle or on a low-speed pump setting. Not only do they avoid the messy and costly spring pool cleanup, but they do not have to buy and handle a costly and bulky pool cover that has a limited lifespan. A pool has a lower chemical demand in the winter and uses less energy to maintain. The important point to remember is to continue to check water chemistry and keep a residual amount of chlorine in the water to prevent algae growth. During freezing weather, it is important to keep the pump running and have the freeze control active, if installed.