CLOSING & WINTERIZING
CLOSING & WINTERIZING YOUR POOL
When to close your pool?
• A good time to consider closing your pool is during the Fall right before the leaves begin to fall or as soon after as possible, but definitely before the temperatures drop too low.
Why should you consider closing your pool?
• To avoid possible freeze damage that may occur during the winter.
• To save on expenses of chemical treatments during the months when the pool is not in use.
• To save the hassle of trying to remove debris that may fall into the pool.
Steps to take prior to closing
• The night before, there are a few steps you should take to ensure that everything goes smoothly during the time of your closing.
I. Clear pool of any debris on the surface or on the bottom of the pool
II. Balance your chemistry as closely to the appropriate parameters as possible
III. Add a double dose of shock
IV. Brush walls down
V. Add as much water as possible without over flowing
• It’s not enough just to cover the pool, winterizing your lines and equipment is vital to surviving through the winter.
• Winterizing is the process of forcing all of the water in the lines and equipment out, and closing them off to prevent water from getting back in.
• Winterizing ensures that if temperatures drop below freezing, any water in the lines or equipment does not freeze, leading to bursting and/or damages.
During the closed period
• While the cover is on, to keep it in shape, make sure your cover pump is keeping water off, and occasionally clear any debris to prevent causing holes.
• Add water as needed to support the cover and keep it from dipping down and possibly causing tears