As the summer is coming to an end, it is time to start inquiring if you need to drain your pool. You may have been at your local pool store having your water tested and the pool technician may have mentioned it. It is now about that time to start asking questions to see if draining your pool is something you need to do during the off season.
What are phosphates in the pool? Most pool owners have heard of Phosphates in their pool probably from their pool professional. The basic explanation of a phosphate is that it is food for algae. Phosphates being present in your pool water will let an onset algae bloom thrive. The ideal amount of Phosphates present in a pool is zero, however some environments will not allow that so the goal is to keep them as minimal as possible.
As the weather is encouraging us to be outside we tend to look at our pools more than we do in the winter. Now that your pool has your attention there are some steps you need to take to ensure that is ready for the busy months ahead. Here are some things to make spring maintenance a breeze and help you to get in a routine for summer maintenance.