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Tips for Closing Your Pool for the Winter

Tips for Closing Your Pool for the Winter

15th Nov 2022

Closing your pool for winter isn't the most exciting job, but it's a very important part of pool maintenance! In order to set you up for success when next summer rolls around, it's important to take your time when closing your pool. Here are a few of our top tips for closing your pool, and if you're looking for pool winterizing products, shop at Pool Parts Unlimited!

Clean Your Pool Thoroughly

Before closing your pool, it's important to give it a good cleaning. Remove any debris from the bottom and walls of the pool, vacuum, and scrub the sides with a brush. This will prevent bacteria and algae growth during the winter months, and make opening your pool in the spring much easier.

Lower The Water Level

Lowering the water level in your pool, typically about 6-8 inches below the skimmer, helps prevent damage to pool walls and coping from freezing water expansion. It also makes winterizing your filtration system easier.

Winterize Your Filtration System

Your pool's filtration system should be winterized before closing your pool. This includes removing any excess water, adding pool antifreeze to the pipes, and placing plugs in open ports.

Cover Your Pool

Using a solid or mesh cover on your pool will help prevent debris from getting into the water and keep animals out. It will also protect your pool from damage caused by winter weather.

Keep Your Pool Equipment Maintained

During the off-season, it's important to keep your pool equipment maintained. This includes cleaning and storing any pool accessories, such as ladders or handrails, and making sure pumps and filters are properly stored.

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Following these tips will help ensure that your pool is ready for next summer and protected during the winter months. Shop winterizing products and happy closing!

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