When Pool Season Comes to an End
Labor Day is long gone, and with cold months looming, odds are you’re not spending much time poolside. We can help you prepare your pool equipment, supplies, and furniture for the inclement weather and make room, forming order out of disordered chaos.
From cleaning supplies to grills to boogie boards, it’s best to get everything out of the way to keep your place looking pristine this winter. Unless you live in the south, pool and beach paraphernalia serve absolutely no purpose between October and April. Even if temperatures are warm, like in September or May, the water is sure to be frigid. Nothing beats a refreshing case of pneumonia?!
Preparing Supplies for Storage
Lots of time, energy, and supplies go in to keeping your pool picturesque when it’s in use, but when it’s covered for the winter, several bulky objects can be stored away. When the pool is closed for the season, do you really have extra storage space for all of that maintenance equipment? Think about how much room you’d save and how much better the yard or shed will look without chemicals, brushes, vacuums, pumps, filters, and heaters cluttering everything up. Get everything that can be removed out of sight, like ladders, slides, diving boards, dinghies, life vests, or extra pool covers. Unless you have a pool house, you probably don’t have any dedicated, dry, long-term options for storage.
In addition to your poolside equipment, items like barbecues, lawn mowers, jet skis, inner tubes, canoes, kayaks, bicycles, hoses, and other yard or gardening tools are all unnecessary eyesores in the middle of January. There may even be cars, boats, or other large-scale vehicles that you don’t need. Also, in addition to things you don’t need for the winter; consider those seasonal items you don’t need for your pool during the summer, like heaters or snow shovels. You’ve probably got just as many winter-only objects as summer-only ones.
Prep those foam, plastic, and cloth tchotchkes for storage by cleaning them with a gentle solution of baking soda and warm water. For every quart of water you’ll need ¼ cup of baking soda, a mixture that will prevent any musty or mildewy buildup during upcoming months of disuse. Keep everything dry to prevent any metal parts, like on beach chairs or patio furniture, from rusting.
So, you don’t want to leave anything out to get wrecked by the elements, but you don’t want to risk warping your little one’s boogie board or puncturing your favorite flotation device by just shoving everything into your garage, shed, attic, or basement, either. Instead of taking up that space, call up Zippy Shell and have one of our self storage containers delivered to your doorstep. You can use just one of our containers for all of your seasonal storage, and swap out your pool equipment for snow gear as you need them, just twice a year. Zippy Shell makes it convenient and worth your while with our safe and secure containers that you fill at your leisure. Be careful not to wait too long, because winter is coming.