How To Winterize Your Pool Plumbing. Part II: How to Winterize Your Pipes

Even though it's cold outside, there are still various options when it comes to keeping your pool plumbing system working properly.



This is the easiest and most common option for minimizing winter's damage. As long as the pipes are easily removable, it's a good idea to store them away.

Winterizing your pool lines is an important step to prevent any issues from happening. This is done by removing the lines and storing them in a secure location.


Blow Out

This is often necessary if you have an above-ground installation. If you have lines that are glued or super-sealed together, this may make it difficult to remove them. In that case, we can adapt the way pool owners blow out their lines for inground pools—since that plumbing isn’t going anywhere — here, to above-ground models. Since lines for above-ground pools are usually shorter than those for inground, and aren’t as often positioned underground, it should be a breeze compared to our friends with fiberglass, inground pools.


Remove Plumbing in 3 Steps

If you have an above-ground plumbing system, it’s very easy to take down. Just remove them and then store them properly. You’re on your way to getting to where you need to be. This means that you won’t have to check your equipment regularly to prevent major cracks.

1. If you have an inflatable pool, you’ll need to get rid of its walls. Doing so will help prevent the pool from getting ruined in the cold. But that pump, plumbing, and filter—all of which we want to take down here—aren’t exactly compact, either. Before you start taking apart anything, make sure that the space is dry and safe. This is important because, even with the proper ventilation, equipment can still get damaged due to extremely cold temperatures.

2. When it’s cold outside, take down and store away your pool lines. Doing this will help keep them in place for the spring cleaning season. These lines run from your pool equipment to your home. They can be disconnected from both ends using a pipe that can be twisted off.

3. After you disconnected the lines from the pool, turn them on their side to drain them. Doing this will remove the water from the pool, but it will most likely cause staining and damage to the trees.

Once the pipes are dry, they’ll be ready to be stored. However, do not allow them to be connected to the electricity.


This post was originally published on Pool Parts To Go


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