Winter is here, and with that comes many problems. Not only do you have to plow your driveway, heat your home, and keep an eye on your home’s exterior, you also have to check in on your pool. Your pool’s plumbing can fall victim to the frigid winter temperatures. This is especially true for your pool slide. Many homeowners overlook their pool slides, but they need to be taken care of just like the rest of your home.
Below, we discuss some of the best winter pool slide maintenance tips to ensure your slide is working once the snow melts.
Remove all the water from your pipes
When water freezes, it expands, and when it expands, it bursts your pipes. If you got your slide from Dolphin Waterslides, then you’ll be dealing with ¾” to 2” of water supply lines that will be sitting full of water over the winter months. If it gets cold enough, then these lines could easily burst. A good way to prevent this is to remove all the water from your pipes. You can do this by using a shop vac to remove the water in your supply lines.
Check for damaged or broken parts
It can be tempting to leave damaged or broken parts of your slide for the springtime. After all, you won’t be using the slide for many months to come. However, the harsh winter weather could worsen and already serious problem. It’s better to get these problems fixed sooner rather than later.
Clean and wax your slide
Finally, be sure to clean and wax your slide. Doing so will help protect your slide during the winter months while also saving you some time once spring comes. Be sure to use nonabrasive cleaners as well as a UV inhibitor.
For further questions on how to care for your pool slide during the winter, contact Dolphin Waterslides today!