Preparing Your Pool For Winter

Gunite Pools wants to make sure your pool stays protected from the winter freezing, and to keep it as clean as possible. If you know how to close your pool properly, it will save you a lot of work for when you open your pool up for the next summer. Here are some tips for you so that you can keep your pool in perfect condition.

First Step in getting your pool ready for winter

Make sure your water chemistry is balanced. You should make sure that your pH, Total Alkalinity, and Calcium Hardness are all balanced. By balancing your water chemistry you are protecting the surface of the pool from staining and etching.

Lower Water

The next step is to lower the water below the mouth of your skimmer(s). This will get the water out of the throat of the skimmer, which can be easily damaged if water were to freeze there.

Blow Out The Water in Plumbing Lines

Blow out ALL the water is the plumbing lines. You can do this using a shop vac. Use the discharge of the shop vac to blow water out of each line from the filter system.

Cover Your Pool

You should cover your pool to keep out the debris. The type of cover you use will depend upon several factors.

Final Step

You must drain ALL the water from the filter system. Make sure to open the air relief valve on top, if you have one. Drain the pump, there may be two plugs to remove. You need to let all the chemicals run out of your feeder so there are no more chemicals left, then you can drain your chemical feeder.

It is a good idea to take the pressure gauge inside for the winter because water collects in its tube which can freeze and cause breakage.

Gunite Pools Wants You To Be Ready!

Gunite Pools wants to make sure that you have the best experience with your pool, and to be able to use it for a very long time with little to no damage. Protecting your pool from winter will help your pool last and stay damage free. Call us today with any questions you might have.