In many cases, after
winterizing your pool
it is not uncommon to observe a deterioration in water quality of your shell pool. This phenomenon can be the result of many factors, such as the appearance of algae or bacteria linked to a lack of treatment or maintenance products.

But don’t panic! To avoid these inconveniences draining your pool with the arrival of summer, several solutions are available.

Let’s find out what you can do to to keep your water healthy all winter long and and make it easier to start up in the spring.


Keeping water healthy in winter: why is it important?


As soon as temperatures drop, it is essential to protect your pond invasions by winterizing your
of the latter. Indeed, by lack of maintenancealgae, bacteria and other micro-organisms to proliferate in your your shell pool.

Without effective pool treatment, other impurities can also be deposited on the walls of your pool, such as limescale or even certain minerals.

The second thing to watch out for to keep your water healthy in winter is the onset of frost. By exerting significant pressure on both the walls of your poolbut also on piping systemThis can have serious consequences for the structure of your your shell pool (cracks, deformations or damage to pipes).

For all these reasons, it is essential to find out about the various products necessary to maintain good good water quality. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know!

Maintenance products for winter water quality


Acid or alkaline products to balance the pH of your water

The first thing to watch out for, even in winter, is pH balance of your shell pool. A stabilized pH prevents the formation of limestone and consequently the appearance cloudy water.

Thanks to water analyzeryou’ll need to check regularly that it’s between 7 and 7.4.

  • If the pH is higher than 7.4, add a pH- product product for basic water.
  • On the other hand, if the pH reading is below 7, your pool water is too acidic. You’ll need to add pH+ to to bring everything back into balance.

If you have the slightest doubt about your pH stability, you can add the following to your pool water an alkalinity corrector.


A shock treatment to eliminate the presence of micro-organisms

Depending on the size of your pool and the amount of water inside your shell pool, we recommend a shock treatment to prevent the development of algae, bacteria and other micro-organisms.

In any case, be sure to follow the instructions in your product manual to the letter.

For deeper water stabilization, you can also purchase a winterizing product. Its prolonged action will limit the appearance of algae and bacteria inside your pool.


Antifreeze to protect your pipes

When you notice a drop in temperature, use the following preventive measures an antifreeze product to be poured into the water of your shell pool. You’ll avoid damage to your pipes that can cost you dearly!


For more advice on how to maintain good water quality during the winter period, don’t hesitate to contact the
Aboral specialists
. They’ll be happy to answer your questions!


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