Closing Your Swimming
Pool
Stains, corrosion and scale are not just problems during the
swimming season. By using the right products and following the
simple procedures below, you will protect your pool during the cold
winter weather. Climates vary, so be sure to ask your local
authorized dealer for specific winterizing instructions.

  • Take a water sample to your authorized dealer for a complete water
    analysis. Follow your dealer's instructions to balance the water as needed.

  • Clean the pool by brushing the walls, skimming the water surface and
    vacuuming the pool bottom. Clean pool wall tile and vinyl with cleaner.
    Empty pump and skimmer baskets.

  • Clean or backwash the filter according to the manufacturer's instructions
    using a filter cleaner and degreaser following the label's instructions.

  • Protect your pool water using a shock treatment per label instructions. Run
    the pump for several hours to disperse the product thoroughly.

  • Protect your pool against algae with the addition of an algaecide per label
    instructions. Then add a product to remove metal contaminants from the
    water as per label instructions. Run pump for several hours to disperse
    product.

  • Lower the water in the pool down to the level recommended by the
    manufacturer for winterizing.

  • Drain water from equipment such as pump, filter, heater, chlorinator, hoses
    and pipes as recommended by the manufacturer. Ask your dealer if you
    should protect the pipes and equipment with a non-toxic, swimming pool
    antifreeze. Ladders, chlorinator (if offline model), pump and skimmer
    baskets should be stored.

  • Cover the pool using a quality cover to prevent leaves, dirt and debris from
    accumulating in the pool.