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. Leaks: In ground pools can sometimes be susceptible to leaks, and a leak during winter can cause problems, so first and f…

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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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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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Winter Pool Supplies – The Shelves are Stocked!
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…e a small compressor, on a low setting, or for best results, blow the lines like a pro using our Cyclone Blower, which 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…

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The Winter Pool: Off-Season Operation Tips
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…mes you like. Winterizing a Sunbelt Pool If you are unable or unwilling to maintain the pool, you may be better off 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 ski…

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Inground Pool Winterizing Procedures
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…but should blow the other lines out if they are not too deep underground. Caution: Be careful when sending air through 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 ligh…

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Winterizing Kits: Swimming Pool Closing Kits
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Time to winterize the pool! These words either bring you sadness or joy. For those who have been relaxing in the pool, and enjoying the time swimming, splashing, and lounging around, you are saddened this time of year as the weather will soon be getting colder. On the contrary, those who have been maintaining the pool all season, this is a welcome time of year. Soon, there will be one less item on the “to-do” list! Now Please, before you sta…

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Beginner’s Guide to Swimming Pool Filters
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Spring rains have subsided, lawns and gardens have been the primary focus of attention. The garage is even getting somewhat organized, and as the days start to finally promise some consecutive sunshine you turn to the last but not least most important thing in the yard that’s often the final spring project for many homeowners – the swimming pool! Some folks are lucky and the pump primes right up, water circulates, there are no leaks, and t…

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Aboveground Pool Winterizing Procedures
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Labor Day has come and gone, and for many it will soon be time to close the pool. If you are like me, this is one day I tend to dread. Gather your family or willing friend, and schedule a Saturday to properly close your pool – so depressing! Today’s blog is going to help you close an above ground pool the proper way, to make for an easier spring opening. How to Winterize Aboveground Pools It is good advice to wait until your pool water is…

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Freeze Protection for Pool Equipment
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Freeze protection for sunbelt pools – It’s OK for the water to freeze across the pool surface, but if you have unwinterized pool equipment, and water freezes inside of your pump, filter or heater – you can have an expensive freeze damage repair on your hands. The solution to pool equipment freeze damage is prevention. PREVENTING FREEZE DAMAGE There are three ways to prevent pool equipment freeze damage: Winterize your pool equ…

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