3 Main Questions to Ask Yourself When Closing Your Pool

It’s that time of year again, time to close-up the pool. Before the season is over, it’s time to start preparing for winterizing.

And ask yourself:


When do I need to start?

Okay, it's 2 weeks before closing.

  • Order your pool closing kit and take stock of the chemicals that you already have on-hand.
  • Having the proper supplies for pool closing is important to avoid getting torn through all of the different components that come in handy for this process. Some of these include but are not limited to: anchor hardware, pool covers, and air pillows.


What then?

There is a week left before closing.

  • Balance the pool water. The first step in maintaining a balanced pool chemistry is to make sure that the pH and alkalinity levels are aligned properly.
  • Scale prevention and stain removal are both needed to prevent staining. However, these chemicals can be added as needed. Pool closing chemicals are also needed to remove algae and another staining.
  • Use chlorine shock to kill off algae, bacteria, and other harmful organisms in the pool. Then, vacuum the pool afterwards.
  • Over-filtering the pool water will help keep it clean and algae-free. It's also important to add a dose of clarifier to make sure that the water is as pure as possible.
  • Get a helper. You can do most of the work yourself, but the best way to do it is with two people.


Day X. What should I do?

Yes, this is Pool Closing Day.

  • Non-chlorine shock is a great way to remove chlorine from your pool. It's an oxidizer that will remove the contaminants in the water without affecting the Winter algaecide.
  • Add algaecide to prevent it algae from growing in the upcoming months. Add the algaecide just before you cover the pool, after the water has been lowered.



This post was originally published on In The Swim: Blog


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