Closing Your Pool

Helpful Steps To Close Your Pool


Check pH Level

Winterizing your pool correctly can make spring start up a snap. First, check the pH level and bring it into the ideal range (7.4- 7.6) using GLB pH Up or GLB pH Down.


Superchlorinate and Add Algaecide

GLB SuperSonic, Shoxidizer, Granular, or OxyBrite are recommended for this step. By raising the chlorine level and adding the proper dosage of algaecide, your pool will remain algae-free during the fall and winter months.


Brush Pool Walls and Vacuum

Wipe away any waterline stain on the pool’s walls by using GLB TLC. Then, after all ladders and other movable objects have been removed, brush and vacuum. Be sure to follow this step by thoroughly backwashing the filter.


Lower Water Level

Following the manufacturer’s instructions, partially drain your pool. Usually, just below the skimmer or approximately 18″ is recommended. Drain all water from the pump, filter, and heater—hoses and pipes to protect from freezing. Most in-ground pools require that the lines be blown out and plugged. A non-toxic anti-freeze can also be placed in the lines to help ensure that any water left in the line won’t freeze and rupture the pipe. Be sure to follow your pool manufacturer’s instructions for the proper method of protecting the underground lines of your pool.


Cover Pool

A good quality cover is among the best investments a pool owner can make. A pool cover will protect your pool from leaves, sticks and other debris that can puncture a vinyl liner and stain any pool surface. Add Natural Chemistry Scale Free for added assurance against staining during the winter months.


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