When the temperature in the thermometer starts to drop, you know that it is time to put your pool away for the season. Closing a pool is a task that takes some time and some effort, but the truth is that it is essential if you want to make sure that your pool makes it through the cold months without damage. The process takes about a week, and there are some things that you absolutely need to keep in mind.
In the first place, you need to take care of the water. After a thorough vacuuming, the water needs to be treated with sanitizers, stabilizers and algicides in order to last through the winter in a pristine state. After these chemicals are added, the water needs to be lowered until it is around 45 centimeters beneath the pool’s coping.
Thoroughly cleaning your pool before you close it is essential. If you do not do this, you may be in for a very nasty surprise when you peel the cover back when the warm months roll around.
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