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Get Your Above Ground Pool Ready For WinterAug 17
Get Your Above Ground Pool Ready For Winter
Once you start to feel the chilly breeze of winter it is a sign that the pool season is over. Its time to close and cover the whole area in order to protect it from any effects of the cold weather such as freezing the water and falling debris. This process is oftentimes referred to as winterizing, where homeowners would try and keep their pools clean and ready for the next summer season.
For those with above ground pools, this task can be easy if you follow these steps:
1.Set a date on when you would like to close your pool. A week prior to that day, make sure to check the waters ph level. This testing is often done during maintenance through the use of a tester kit.
2.Once you are ready to winterize, shock the pool and wait for the chlorine levels to stabilize. Most people would put winter algaecide to protect the water when the temperature starts to drop.
3.Start the removal of the accessories around the area such as ladders, blankets and the skimmer.
4.Slowly start draining the water. Once it reaches the level of the skimmers opening, stop the draining. It is ideal to leave some water that can be used once the cover is placed.
5.In order to prepare for next spring, you can start cleaning the pool walls with a brush and remove dirt and debris. It is not advisable to let it sit throughout the whole season with dirt and debris that might cause some health risks.
6.Take all the water out from the pool pumps and filtering system.
Now you are all set to place a winter cover around the whole area. You can use an air pillow that can absorb water and protect the walls or a safety net that will prevent leaves and other debris from falling to the water.