Winter Storage for Your Pool Skimmer

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Winter Storage for Your Pool Skimmer

Properly storing your pool skimming robot during the winter months is essential to maintain its performance and longevity. Here’s a step-by-step guide to ensure your skimmer stays in top condition while not in use.

Applies to: Smonet Pool Cleaning Robots 

Thorough Cleaning Before Storage

Before storing your best robotic pool skimmer, it’s important to clean it thoroughly to prevent any damage or deterioration during the winter months. Follow these steps:

  • Wipe Down the Skimmer: Use a clean cloth to wipe the entire surface of the skimmer, removing any debris, dirt, or algae. Pay special attention to the debris collection basket, ensuring it’s emptied and rinsed out.
  • Inspect for Damage: Check for any signs of wear or damage and address any issues before storage.

Indoor Storage

Store the skimmer indoors in a dry, cool place to protect it from the elements and potential freezing temperatures. This will help in maintaining the skimmer’s components and prolonging its lifespan.

Battery Maintenance

One of the most critical aspects of winter storage is maintaining the battery. Improper storage can lead to over-discharge and severe damage to the battery. To mitigate these risks, follow these battery maintenance tips:

  • Charge Every 3 Months: We strongly recommend using the original power adapter to charge the skimmer every three months. This helps keep the battery level between 40% and 70%, which is the optimal range for storage.
  • Monitor Battery Levels: Keeping the battery within the recommended charge range prevents over-discharge and ensures that the skimmer is ready for use when the pool season resumes.

Final Tips for Winter Storage

  • Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Store the skimmer away from heat sources like radiators or stoves, and avoid freezing temperatures that could damage the unit.
  • Check for Firmware Updates: If your skimmer robot has firmware that can be updated, check for any updates before storing it to ensure it’s ready to go in the spring.

Taking these steps will help extend the life of your pool skimmer automatic and ensure it remains efficient and effective season after season. For any further assistance or inquiries, our customer support team is here to help.