Pitfalls of Pool Closing
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…incorrectly. If you want to save yourself the stress, the alternative is hiring a professional pool company to winterize your pool. However, the average winterizing price is north of $400. For those who take the Ice Pool Challenge of winterizing your pool, here are some pitfalls to avoid that will prevent damage and save you money. Stained Pool Surfaces A clean pool is important. Dirt and leaves can make ugly stains if left in the pool all winte…

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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 start…

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Off-Season Care for the Sunbelt Pool
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If you live in an area where you don’t winterize the pool, but don’t use the pool during winter – you are by my estimate, about 35% of the pool owners in the U.S…. You still need to run the filter everyday, and maintain good pH and chlorine levels. Black algae can grow in a winter pool, taking advantage of the situation (dirty pool, low chlorine, little filtering). Salt Chlorinators in Winter If you didn’t know, you…

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Aboveground Pool Steps: a Buyer’s Guide
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…ional information taken from our Help File FAQ’s Q: Do these steps stay in the pool all winter? A: If you winterize the pool, remove the pool steps before closing. Q: Are these pool steps heavy enough to stay in place? A: Not by themselves, just fill the ballast container with sand or water. Q: Do I need to use a Step Pad? A: It is recommended, to protect your liner. Q: Will the Deluxe or Roll Guard Step fit my 12″ wide top rail? A: T…

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Above Ground Swimming Pools: A Buyer’s Guide
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…package. Since these pools are generally left out for the winter, you may need to consider what you need for to winterize your pool – if you live in the snowbelt. This will include things like a pool cover, cover air pillows, cover clips, closing chemicals, and other winterizing supplies. While it may seem that more will need to be done to care for these types of pools over the course of a year, they save on water and chemicals since you do…

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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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Top 5 Winter Pool Accessories
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…on this skimmer gizmo is unique – this skimmer guard allows you to blow air through the skimmer guard and winterize the pool, without having to lower the water level. Includes plug with o-ring and skimmer adapter. Fits 1.5″ and 2″ skimmers.   Pool Antifreeze Concentrated Pool Antifreeze: We love this product, because ~ why ship water around the country? This 100% Propylene Glycol antifreeze for pool plumbing can be mixed w…

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Install a Solar Pool Heater this Weekend!
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…ou can dial in the flow rate or send the water around the solar panels at night or on a cloudy or rainy day. To winterize you just disconnect the solar panels, blow out any remaining water with a wet/dry vac, roll them up and store in a freeze-free space like a basement or garage. Left out all winter, they suffer UV degradation, and you take the chance of condensation building up inside which can freeze and crack the tubing. Solar Heaters for Ing…

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Aboveground Pool Winterizing Procedures
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…og 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 65 degrees or lower to start closing up for the winter. If the water is any warmer, the chemicals will not work properly, and you may end up with green water come spring time. Once your water has cooled off, follow these steps. Vacuum the bottom with a hand…

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