Today, we’re cooking up something special. (No, it’s not cookies. Sorry. We like cookies, too.) It’s an easy-to-follow recipe full of winter pool closing tips, that you can customize based on where you live! (That’s almost as exciting as cookies, right?)
So, fellow chefs, let’s get started. After all, if you want to prevent damage to your pool (above ground, on-ground or inground) during the winter and make your pool easier to open during the spring, this is the recipe for you.
The Perfect Recipe Filled with Winter Pool Closing Tips
Recipe: Cold-Climate Winter Pool Closing Tips
For our brisk Tennessee winters, this is the recipe for you!
- Step 1 – adjust the pool pH to 7.2-7.8 to prevent algae growth, staining and scaling.
- Step 2 – shock the pool. (Follow the directions on the product you choose.)
- Step 3 – run the filter. (You’ll need to run it 24-48 hours depending on the cleanliness of the water.)
- Step 4 – skim and vacuum the pool well.
- Step 5 – add an algaecide.
- Step 6 – lower the water level. (Follow the manufacturer’s directions. Very few pools need to be drained completely. Not sure? Call us!)
- Step 7 – turn off and drain the pump, and turn off the filter heater and other equipment. Properly cover and/or store the equipment for the season.
- Step 8 – shut off power to support equipment. Remove fuses or turn off circuit breakers.
- Step 9 – remove and store slide and diving board, if you have them.
- Step 10 – cover securely, and fill water bags halfway. Be sure edges are sealed to keep out debris.
That’s it! Maybe not as tasty as cookies, but if you have a pool that needs winter care, we promise you’ll find these recipes just as satisfying.