What Chemicals Do I Need to Put In A Pool For Winter?

Balancing the water's pH, hardness, and alkalinity is an essential part of maintaining the quality of water in a pool. It prevents staining and damage to the pool's interior.

Aside from balancing, it is also important that your pool is maintained properly during the cooler months. Having various water issues can create a huge problem once your pool is reopened.

Let's pay attention to:


Algaestats And Algaecides

These chemicals are commonly used to control algae growth. They should be used along with algaecides to kill algae during winter.

Even with a pool cover, algae can thrive even without it. So, it’s important to apply algaecides and other algaestats before the pool is closed for the winter.



Chlorine complements the activities of algicide and algaestats and should be used every time with each algaestat/algaecide application.


Winterizing Agents

Winterizing a swimming pool can be done in a variety of ways. Some of the best products are those that are multipurpose and can clean and balance the pool water.


Chemicals That Correct Your Pool’s Saturation Index

The Langelier Saturation Index is a measure of the interactions between the pH, calcium, dissolved solids, and temperature of pool water. A positive Langelier Saturation Index results in scale deposition. A negative index can cause corrosion within the pool.



This post was originally published on ABC Blog


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