Winterize your In Ground Swimming Pool

In my last post, I explained how to winterize your above ground swimming pool; today we cover how to winterize an in ground swimming pool. Winterizing an in ground swimming pool is not much different from closing an above ground pool; there are only a few additional steps we must take to to properly close your inground pool. Pool Leaks: In ground pools can sometimes be susceptible to leaks, and a leak during winter can cause problems, so first a…

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How to WInterize Inground Pool Plumbing
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So, you want to winterize the pool pipes, eh? To “Winterize” pool plumbing means to use air to remove the water from all of the pipes and equipment, to prevent costly freeze damage repairs. Today, I’ll explain how to use a blower to winterize an inground pool… Pool Winterizing Equipment To blow out your lines, you can use a 5hp wet/dry vac, or a Cyclone blower vac, shown here, which can also be used to set inground vinyl…

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Favorite Sunbelt Pool Closing for Off-Season Pools
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…f coast winter. In those areas of the sunbelt that have freezing temperatures, (which is most areas) should you winterize the pool? Yes – if you aren’t going to use the pool until spring – winterize it! Benefits of Winterizing a Sunbelt Pool No electrical or heating costs Extended equipment lifespan Protects against freeze damage Take a break from pool cleaning Ways to Winterize a Sunbelt Pool Cover & Continue Partial Win…

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10 Steps to Winterize Above Ground Swimming Pools
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Summer is over and with the end of summer comes the end of swimming; now is the time to prepare and protect your swimming pool from winter. Winterizing your pool may seem like a tedious chore but not only does it save your pool from the damaging effects of snow and frozen water, it saves time and effort next spring, by keeping your water clean & clear. 1. Water Chemistry The first step before closing the pool is to balance the water chemistr…

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Pool Skimmer Winterizing and Antifreeze
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Winterizing a pool skimmer is a topic worthy of discussion this time of year. Fail to winterize the skimmer properly and you face cracked skimmers and broken pipes come spring. Pool antifreeze – is it needed? When should you use pool antifreeze in the skimmer, and when is it not necessary, except for extra peace of mind? Inground Pool Skimmer Winterization To winterize a skimmer, in a nutshell, is to remove all of the water from the skimme…

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Winter Pool Supplies – The Shelves are Stocked!
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…hich will even blow out main drain pipes. With the right pool closing products, you can easily and successfully winterize your pool, and sleep soundly all winter long – knowing that your pool and plumbing are safe from damage and that your water will be clean when you pull off the pool cover next spring. For tips on closing your pool – see these previous articles on how to winterize your pool. How to Blow Out Pool Lines for Winter Wi…

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What’s the Best Pool Cleaner? 10 Questions to ask Yourself
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…a robotic cleaner or pressure cleaner will be a better choice. Question 7: Where are you located, and do you winterize? This is a two-part question. One, those in a desert or coastal area usually have fewer trees and finer debris. If you live in a wooded area with lots of spring and fall debris, that requires a cleaner able to handle varied debris sizes. The second part of the question, if you winterize the pool, your pool cleaner is only wor…

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Inground Pool Winterizing Procedures
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…ough pool equipment. Open filter air bleeders and be certain that pump lids and filter lids are tightly secure. Winterize the Pool Equipment Drain the pump, filter, heater, chlorinator, pipes, valves etc. DE filters and Cartridge should be left in tank after cleaning. Lubricate pump lid o-ring. Shut off breaker to pump and pool light. Remove salt cells for indoor storage. Use a Skimmer Guard, or a clean algaecide bottle 1/3 full of pool antifre…

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The Winter Pool: Off-Season Operation Tips
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…f closing the pool, so that you don’t have to worry about it. If you are wondering about how to close and winterize the pool for the season, here’s a quick rundown. For more, see our other many blog posts on how to winterize a pool. Add winter pool chemicals, then lower the pool water below the base of the mouth of the skimmer. Your filter pump may lower the water, or you can also use a submersible pump. Cyclone blowers or a large Va…

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Favorite How to Blow Out Pool Lines for Winter
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…s-on, DIY clients, who would have their pool completely closed, and called us out for our blow-only service, to winterize the underground lines. Blowing out the lines is not so complicated, anyone can do it, with the right equipment. The right equipment for the job, in this instance, is the Cyclone pool blower, shown right. A suitable substitute to purge pool lines would be the Mighty Vac Blower Vac. Can you blow out the lines using an air compre…

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