Closing Up Your Inground Pool for Winter

So before sunny days make way for snowy ones, you need to close up your inground pool for the fall and winter. Here are the steps you need to take to get the job done right.

  1. Don’t leave anything in the pool! Be sure that is it properly cleaned, which includes removing any toys and accessories. Then, be sure to skim and vacuum the pool to be sure that you didn’t miss anything.
  2. Be sure to balance your pool before you close it up for the season. This means adjusting your PH levels, alkalinity, and calcium hardness. Your next step will be shocking your pool with chlorine. Once your pool’s chlorine level gets back to 1 to 3 parts per million, you can add an algaecide made to work over a long period of time to clear the pool of algae and prevent it from forming throughout the winter.
  3. You’ll need to remove some water to prevent freezing mishaps throughout the winter. Depending on the cover you will use, how much you need to reduce your water level, ranging from 3 to 18 inches below the skimmer. Be sure to drain your pumps, filters, heaters, etc, by opening their drains and give them a good cleaning. Don’t forget to empty out the water line running to your pool, also, as well as add an antifreeze.
  4. Once you’ve found the right cover for your inground pool from Professional Pool Services, you’re ready to cover your pool for the cold days ahead.

Don’t worry. Summer will be back before you know it!