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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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…

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Favorite How to Winterize Above Ground Pools?
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…es, if you’re not using it, you may as well cover and close the pool for winter. It saves energy and water and reduces wear and tear on equipment, and prevents costly freeze damage from a cold snap. Here’s How to Winterize an Aboveground Pool ~ in just 7 Steps! 🙂 The first thing to do before putting the pool to bed is to make sure that the pH is 7.4 – 7.6 and the Alkalinity is 80-120 ppm. Low levels can damage pool liners and…

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Favorite Sunbelt Pool Closing for Off-Season Pools
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…rth for a mild gulf 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 &…

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Pool Skimmer Winterizing and Antifreeze
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…e a suitable skimmer winterization for a pool in growing zones 7-10. Northern pools should blow the lines out with air. See my earlier blog post Inground Pool Winterizing Procedures for more information on how to blow out or winterize skimmer pipes. Plug the Skimmer: The second step in winterizing a skimmer, after the skimmer pipe has been emptied or blown of water is to plug the pipe so that water can’t get back into the pipe, from the…

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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…

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Winter Pool Supplies – The Shelves are Stocked!
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…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 Winterize your In Ground Swimming Pool 10 Steps…

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What’s the Best Pool Cleaner? 10 Questions to ask Yourself
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…d pump basket and pool filter is also helpful when using a suction cleaner. For pools with a small pump and filter, 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…

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Inground Pool Winterizing Procedures
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…ut 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 light….

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The Winter Pool: Off-Season Operation Tips
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…es 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…

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