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Instructions for Winterizing Your Above-Ground Pool

Instructions for Winterizing Your Above-Ground Pool

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A complete guide on winterizing your above-ground swimming pool.
A complete guide on winterizing your above-ground swimming pool.

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Published by: Connor on Sep 12, 2010
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Approximately forty-eight (48) hours prior to closing your above-ground pool,
it’s recommended you
bringa water sample to your local pool water sample lab. The analysis is usually free. Your water will be in your pool for about the next six months, and its chemistry is important to the longevity of your liner, light, andany other parts that it comes in contact with during this period. For example, copper or iron in your water can stain your liner. Improper pH may be very destructive and corrosive to the pool and its equipment.Algae will be easier to get rid of
now
 
than in the spring. Let’s make sure your water is prop
erly balancedand algae-free before you cover the pool. Now you are ready to close your pool!1.
 
If you have a solar cover, use a cover cleaner to clean and deodorize your cover before storing it for thewinter.
Do not
store your cover in your shed or garage. Mice and ants will destroy it.2.
 
Vacuum your pool of large and small foreign material. If you have leaves, remove them with a leaf net,as they can stain your liner.3.
 
Clean your liner above the water line with
Tile and Vinyl Cleaner
.
Do not
use corrosive home cleaningagents. This will remove harmful dirt, grease, suntan lotions, and air pollutants.4.
 
Now you are ready to add your closing chemicals. It doesn’t matter what order you add them, as long
as your filter is running and they are added separately.a.
 
Algae-Out
is a broad spectrum, non-foaming algaecide needed to inhibit algae from forming.Add the entire contents by walking around the perimeter of the pool.b.
 
Mineral Magnet
is a coagulating agent that is used to tie up minerals, such as copper and iron
and hold them in suspension so that they may be filtered out. It’s also used in preventing
staining of your swimming pool liner.c.
 
Shock
is a super shocking agent used in effectively eliminating bacteria and germs in water. Thisproduct is 100% water soluble and contains no residue. We recommend pre-dissolving thisproduct in a bucket of water. Stir contents with a wooden stick. Do not use any metallic object.Add the solution directly into the pool while walking around the perimeter of the pool.5.
 
Drain the water level below the skimmer, so that no water is entering the skimmer. If water enters, itcan freeze during the winter and crack the skimmer. You can also install an ice plate or Aquador, in
which you wouldn’t need to lower the water leve
l.

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