Closing Your Pool Down for the Winter? Here's What You Need to Know

Closing Your Pool Down for the Winter? Here's What You Need to Know

13th Mar 2024

Closing your pool down for the winter is an essential maintenance task that ensures the longevity and proper functioning of your pool. At Pool Parts Unlimited, we understand the importance of proper winterization to protect your investment. Here's what you need to know about closing your pool for the winter. Order the best pool parts today!

Balance the Water Chemistry

Before closing your pool, it's crucial to balance the water chemistry. Testing the pH, alkalinity, and chlorine levels is essential. At our pool supply store, we can guide you on the necessary adjustments to ensure the water is properly balanced.

Clean and Remove Debris

Thoroughly clean your pool to remove any debris, such as leaves and sticks. Use a net to skim the surface and a pool vacuum to clean the bottom. Maintaining a clean pool before closing it will prevent the buildup of organic matter during the winter months.

Lower the Water Level

Lowering the water level below the skimmer line is necessary to avoid freezing and potential damage. Our team at Pool Parts Unlimited recommends lowering the water level to just below the tile line to account for any natural water loss.

Protect the Equipment

Winterizing your pool also involves protecting the equipment from freezing temperatures. Drain all water from the pump, filter, and heater to prevent damage. Remove any remaining water from the plumbing lines using a compressor, ensuring there is no water left that could freeze and cause cracks or bursts.


At Pool Parts Unlimited, we have a wide range of pool winterization products to help you properly close your pool for the winter. From winter covers and pool antifreeze to air pillows and winter plugs, we have all the pool parts and supplies you need to protect your pool during the colder months. Shop our best pool parts online today.

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