How To Maintain The Pool In Winter

Pool maintenance is very important during winter. Without emptying the pool, there are several measures that we have to adapt if we want it to be kept in perfect condition and that the water does not deteriorate. Follow our recommendations step by step.

Cleaning the bottom and walls With the filter in circulation, it is necessary to use a brush to clean the walls and bottom of the pool, empty the skimmers of residues that may contain and pass the cleaner. It is also necessary to remove the remains floating in the water to leave it completely clean.

Cover the pool.

We recommend having a system of sheets, blinds, or cover to cover the pool during winter to prevent different elements from falling inside, such as leaves, insects, dust …

Control the state of the water. Keeping the water levels in optimal conditions is also important in winter. The PH of the water must be kept within the correct levels, so it is recommended that the values ​​be between 7.2 and 7.6 every week. If algae appear, which is unlikely in winter, an algaecide must be used to eliminate them.

Turn off the circulation motor.

If we have the pool well covered, we can choose to turn off the pool circulation motor to reduce electricity consumption. Still, once a week, we recommend that we start the motor so that the water circulates and filters. At this time, we can choose super chlorination to purify the water. In this case, be very careful with the chlorine tablets. As the water hardly circulates in winter, a tablet could stay still in the same place for a long time before dissolving, generating irreversible stains on the membrane. To prevent this from happening, remember to position the chlorine tablets inside the skimmers.

Check that the filter is clean.

When the bathing season is over, clean the filter and remove any debris, it contains to ensure that during its timely start-up in the winter months, the filter works correctly.

Add a greenhouse to the water.

Once you have set up your pool for the winter, it is time to take the greenhouse out. This product should be taken twice, once at the beginning of the winter season, and once in January or February.

Prevents water from freezing

Many parts of the pool also require special care at this time of year, such as the pump, filter, and heater. During the winter, these must be periodically checked so that the pools are kept in perfect condition.

It is important to make sure to remove excess water from all these parts since, depending on how low the temperatures can be in the winter, the water should be prevented from freezing and this, in turn, generates a rupture in the pipes, causing a serious problem that will result in repair costs.

 The process ends at 15º

 In the spring months, we must be very alert if the temperature exceeds 15 ºC on average since it is just at this time when we must start the usual treatment in the summertime for the treatment of our pool.

If you have more questions, do not hesitate to ask us about the best maintenance for your pool.

Keys To Having A Nice And Efficient Work Area At Home

New technologies have encouraged many of us to work at home, so you must pay close attention to it to make it efficient and beautiful.

Optimize space

That you do not have an exclusive room to work or study is not a good excuse (and you know it), even more so when being resourceful, you can get a more than correct study area. Think about what you need and keep an eye on finding the best place in your house to get it. What are your working tools? A pc, a table not too big, a lot of storage …? When you are very clear about what you need, find the perfect table. Remember that there are sliding solutions, or open and close, 2 × 1 furniture or cabinets that, when opened, reveal an entire office. The best way to perform is to start by being creative from the perspective of the work area.

Squeeze natural light for the health of your eyes

Sure, you have heard it a million times, but it is essential to work as much as possible with natural light thinking not only about saving energy but also about your eyes’ health. Whenever you can, place the desk next to a window. And what do we do when the light disappears? Well, think of aesthetic and efficient solutions. Instead of a gooseneck on the table.

With capacity for everything

Because real life is not a photo from a magazine, there are fewer and fewer cables (thanks to Wi-Fi), but one still hangs under the table, which is neither pretty nor relaxing. Find methods to hide all those cables and, at the same time, have accessible switches or plugs for the printer, scanner, and all the technology that accompanies your work hours. Remember that the work area must be as clear as possible, but with your work tools accessible.

Well heated

To concentrate only on work and not think about how uncomfortable we feel, it is very important to properly heat your study or working corner. Choose the system you want (natural gas or biomass boiler, hot and cold air conditioning splits, low-consumption radiators …), which best interests your home and your pocket, taking into account the importance of responsible consumption.

Free from temptations

If you have an exclusive room to work, it will be easier not to put in it (or at least within your sight) those temptations that make you get away from work. If, on the contrary, you work in the stairwell or the living room, it is a little more difficult but not impossible. Delimit your space (using furniture and decoration), and be very clear about what enters or does not enter your space. Your table is yours alone, so no junk from others or things that you know will distract you.

Make it appetizing

Unless you are passionate about your job, you may well drag your feet on the way to your desk every time you “must” sit. While we play the lottery or find the key to reinvent ourselves, and make work make us happy, strive to decorate your work area in a way that appeals to you. White and neutral tones favor concentration, your travel photos allow the necessary disconnection times, and plants or small decorative elements give the space a less monotonous and boring aspect.

Go green

Studies have shown that having plants in your work area lifts your spirits and encourages your enthusiasm. Vegetation brings calm to our brain. It is not about turning your corner into the new “urban jungle,” but about putting that little green dot so nice for everyone. Plants will oxygenate the environment and humidify the air. And what kind of plants? Well, for example, spatifilium because it neutralizes electromagnetic waves or cacti that avoid disorders such as insomnia or horrible headaches.