Planning For Pool Closing

Planning For Pool Closing

Closing an Inground Swimming Pool? How to Winterize a Pool for an Easy Spring Opening.

from Dengarden

Spring just sprung, and yet it is never too early to start thinking about a pool winterization plan.  Summer, unfortunately for most of us in the United States, only lasts a few short months, and then Fall and Winter comes a callin’ with frigid temperatures and snow.  This post from Dengarden helps the astute swimming pool owner anticipate a proper winterization, make a solid plan, and ensures that the swimming pool and equipment investment is protected from Old Man Winter for as long as possible.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

 How to winterize an inground swimming pool

Closing an inground swimming pool is a lot more challenging than opening an inground swimming pool. The challenge is removing all the water properly from the pool equipment and plumbing as well as winterizing it for the freezing temperatures that are on the way. If you winterize you pool properly in the fall, a spring opening will be a snap, and you will be the envy of you neighborhood pool owners.

I took a step by step approach with many pictures so I could just about walk you through the process as easy as possible without actually being there to help you. As I closed my pool this fall, I took very detailed pictures to help me animate the procedure so you won’t run into any problems. If you have any problems or questions, just shoot me a comment and I will answer it ASAP, because at this time of the year, time is of the essence.

Step 1: Preparing your pool for winter

First and foremost, your pool needs to be totally clean and the PH, Alkalinity, Hardness, and Chlorine levels need to be set to their ideal levels. This is the most important step, because if you close a dirty pool, it will only get worst throughout the winter. So clean it, set it, and forget it!

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