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5 Steps to Winterize Your Pool Properly

June 25, 2020

1. Skimming, brushing, vacuuming

However you want to do it, clean your pool, obviously we recommend robot cleaners.  Get every bit of debris, residue, leaf, dirt, sand etc out of the pool.  The more 'stuff' left behind the more your chemistry will change over the winter months, leaving you with a mess to repair when prepping for pool season opening.

2. Drain the pool to be below the skimmer

1.

Turn off filter

2.

Set filter to ‘Backwash’ setting

3.

Set the valve to the main drain

4.

Turn filter on

5.

Let the water filter for a few minutes or until the water looks cleaner 

6.

Turn the filter off

7.

Turn the setting to ‘waste’

8.

Turn the filter on and let it drain until the water is a few inches below the skimmer

9.

Turn filter on

STOP! READ THIS

If you feel uncomfortable doing the following step, hire a professional to do so for you. You should have a professional come especially if you have a heater or fountain as blowing out these lines could be tricky. 

3. Blowing out your lines

1.

Remove all the return fittings and skimmer baskets

2.

Remove all the drain plugs from the filter system

3.

Set multiport valve to recirculate

4.

Set your pump valve to the skimmer line

5.

Attach the air compressor to the pump

6.

Turn the pump on 

7.

Starting with the skimmer, utilize the shop vac to remove the water that is being blown out so that the skimmer is dry 

8.

Then plug it up

9.

Plug in all of the return lines

10.

Turn the pump valve to the ‘main drain’ setting so that air can be moved that way. Once the bubbles begin coming up from the center, let it continue for about a minute

11.

Turn the valve back to the skimmer line

12.

Turn off air compressor


4. Winter Chemicals for your Pool


The easiest way to add chemicals is to go to the store and purchase a chemical packet that fits the size of your pool. Disperse the chemicals throughout the pool.


5. Cover 


Put the winter cover on, either a safety cover or winter cover. This will prevent debris from entering the pool, and will keep the water preserved and clean.

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