Traditionally, the pool winterization process involves needlessly lowering water levels. This leads to draining harmful chemicals and water that has an unbalanced pH into storm drains which are connected to streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. This can be lethal to aquatic ecosystems. On top of that, winterizing a pool requires adding even more chemicals to prevent pipes from freezing. This is not only time consuming but can become costly and poses environmental risks. By using SkimLock, you can help the environment, protect your pool, and save money!