Inground Swimming Pool

By · Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Inground Swimming Pool

The nights start getting a little cooler (40 degrees or less), and pool owners we recognize as the first sign that the season is gearing for change. The day was warm enough to swim regularly to reduce gradually until they are out numbered by the days that are too cold for swimming. At some time can no longer be denied, the swimming season is over!

When it comes time to get ready to close your pool, take the time to do it right avoid problems during the winter and avoid delays the opening of the pool when hot weather returns. About three days to a week before you close your pool begin their preparation. Adjust the water chemistry to the following ranges:

pH: 7.2-7.6

Alkalinity: 80-120ppm

Calcium Hardness: 180-220ppm

Reduce time to gradually filtering through the week

Once achieved, the clash of the pool, following the instructions package. When chlorine level is 1.0 to 3.0, winter algaecide can be added and does not interfere with the effectiveness of algaecide.

To prevent freeze damage and / or snow, these elements must be removed from a pool and stored for the winter:

Skimmer baskets (all pools)

Wall Accessories (All groups)

Cleaners (all pools)

Stairs (Pool above ground)

Decks and rails (pools on soil)

Solar covers (all pools)

Some pool covers require the water level to be lowered. Check recommendations pool cover manufacturer. Use a submersible pump or filter pump to lower water level if necessary.

Remove all caps equipment as pumps, heater and chlorinator. Empty all equipment. If necessary, turn off the computer so that no water left to freeze and damage the pool equipment. Where possible, remove the pump and store indoors. DE filter grids and cartridges must be removed and cleaned. It is recommended to lubricate the O-rings and heaters gas cast iron caps is a good idea to lubricate the threads.

The pool should be as clean and clear as it can. If you have been properly maintained pool, there to work hard to skim and vacuum the pool.

Because in the soil pool if you can not shut down the lines, add antifreeze, according to package directions. Once insurance lines from freezing, install anchors. For above ground pools, the lines can be disconnected. Put large air pillows in a pool on the floor will help protect the coating.

When the group is clear and the water is clean and the desired chemical levels, is the time to cover it. A deck is properly is essential for proper pool closure.

Have a pool? Try Arctic Armor above-ground winter covers for above-ground pools. If you own an in-ground swimming pool, consider a safety cover for a secure winter season

Watch How a 6 Year Old Can Clean an Inground Swimming Pool!!….Can You?

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