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Swimming Pool Closing And Winterizing Tips
Winterizing your pool is an important aspect of pool care. During winter your pool and equipment need protection from stains, scale and corrosion. Properly winterized pools save time and money in the spring by being easier to reopen.

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SWIMMING POOL CLOSING/ WINTERIZING TIPS

Winterizing your pool is an important aspect of pool care. During winter your pool and equipment need protection from stains, scale and corrosion. Properly winterized pools save time and money in the spring by being easier to reopen.

  1. Clean your pool completely by brushing the walls and vacuuming. Pool water MUST be clear before closing your pool.
     
  2. Test and balance your water. Make sure your chlorine level is between 3 -5 pm.
     
  3. Now add the Winter Closing Kit (shock, algaecide, Stain & Scale Control), dissolve the powder chemicals in water before adding to pool water. Note: Add Pool Magic to reduce organic build-up over winter. Run pool for 10 hours.
     
  4. Backwash the filter and clean the filter using Filter Cleaner. Never let filters remain dirty because deposits and scale can harden, leading to major cleanup and repair costs in the spring. Note: Do not use Muratic acid to clean DE filter fingers/grids. The acid damages them while sitting over the winter.
     
  5. Drain the pool water 2” below the lowest eyeball jet. Attach the skimmer closure plate, gizzmo, and return plug(s). Drain water from the filter, pump, heater, chemical feeder, and hoses, then let parts dry. Store all equipment indoors over the winter.
     
  6. Clean skimmer basket, pump strainer basket, ladder, hoses, and pool maintenance equipment, then store indoors, including liquid chemicals, in a box to easily locate them in spring.
     
  7. Place an air pillow under the cover to help prevent expansion of water which could cause wall damage. (Note: Do not fully inflate air pillow) Note: Using pool cover clips will help hold your winter cover on more securely during windy winter storms.
     
  8. Cover your pool with a solid winter cover to keep dirt and leaves out of your pool for an easy spring clean-up.
    Important: If large amounts of water collect on your cover, remove using a pump. Your cover will become heavy and tear from the excess weight.
    These simple tasks will help you to have a NICE and EASY SPRING START-UP. REMEMBER: Closing your pool later in fall and opening early in spring will help to prevent water problems from developing.

Important: If large amounts of water collect on your cover, remove using a pump. Your cover will become heavy and tear from the excess weight.
These simple tasks will help you to have a NICE and EASY SPRING START-UP.

REMEMBER: Closing your pool later in fall and opening early in spring will help to prevent water problems from developing.

 

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