Swimming pools make excellent outdoor entertaining and living areas during the summer, but they can seem like a waste of space in winter. If not looked after, your swimming pool and pool fencing can become run down and worn out.

If you want an attractive pool area through winter, you will have to put in some hours and a little elbow grease. Things like your glass pool fences will need to be cleaned regularly, and you must watch your pool’s water levels at all times not letting it go too low. You need to weed and keep your garden trimmed and your walkways and decking area need to be swept or pressure cleaned too. It can be hard to get the motivation to look after your pool and pool fencing throughout the winter, so we’ve compiled the following list of top tips to help you out.

Make Sure You Keep Your Pool Fence Clean

If you have a glass pool fence, it’s extremely important to keep it clean and well-maintained. A dirty glass fence looks terrible, and letting grime and dust build-up can damage the surface of your glass panels and metal fittings.

Cleaning your pool fence is very easy if you do it regularly. Fill up a bucket with warm water and a bit of dish-washing detergent, and wash your glass pool fence panels like you would a window. Ensure you dry the fence when cleaning to prevent streaks and other watermarks from forming.

Monitor The Water Quality

If you want your pool to stay in good condition throughout the winter, you need to ensure you’re continually monitoring the water quality. Don’t be tempted to switch off filters and other equipment during winter to save electricity – doing so will only let algae build up and could damage your pool’s filtration and cleaning systems.

Make sure that you also monitor the water’s pH and chemical levels. Maintaining the correct pH (usually between 7.2 and 7.6) will make it easier to keep the water safe for swimming as soon as you get nice weather.

Look After Your Gardens

The key to maintaining an attractive pool area throughout the winter and the rest of the year is ensuring that the things surrounding the pool are in good condition. It’s easy to let your gardens become overgrown and run down in winter, but it’s important not to let this happen.

Get outside whenever you can, and prune and tidy the gardens around your pool. If you don’t have the time or energy to do it yourself, then think about employing a gardener or handyman to do it for you.

Maintaining an attractive pool area throughout winter can be challenging, but it’s by no means impossible. The above tips will help you keep your swimming pool, fence, and surrounding gardens clean and tidy throughout the year.