Winterizing an inground swimming pool is a simple and effective way to prevent pool damage. Unfortunately, many pool owners make the mistake of not winterizing their inground swimming pools. This mistake can cause irreparable damage to the pool.
Below are the 5 most common mistakes that pool owners make when trying to close their inground swimming pools.
Clean the Salt Generator
During a pool season, the metal plates that are found within a chlorine generator will develop a scale. This is usually taken off by mixing a water/muricatic acid solution with a small amount of water and letting it sit in the cell.
Having long coils makes it possible to keep warm water in cold weather. However, if the coils are not properly blown out and drained, they can cause the water to freeze. This can be costly and inconvenient.
Clean the Filter
The end of the season is the time to clean and filter your pool's water. This is especially true for cartridge and DE filters.
Gizzmo in the Skimmer Line
Many pool owners have a regular plug in their skimmer line. However, there are some who prefer to use a Gizzmo, which is a tubular device that's designed to mechanically remove the air from the line.
Turn Off All Electrical Components
Not turning off the electrical to the filter system is like forgetting to turn off the oven. When the pool is winterized, the pump will automatically turn on, which means the pool's timer will not work. This item is not covered under any warranty. Also, staying in the pool during the winter season is important to set the breakers off.
Although there are many mistakes that can be made in the inground pool winterization process, these are the most common ones that can happen.
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