Closing your swimming pool!
Schools are back in session, fall is around the corner and the pool season is coming to an end. It’s time to start thinking about closing your pool for the winter. Getting your pool ready for cold weather can be simple and convenient if you take the proper steps and use the right products. Contacting your Local Authorized SunGuard Pool Dealer to schedule a pool closing date is the easiest option for closing your pool. However if you are a Do-it-Yourselfer then these easy steps will keep your pool clear all winter long.
Balance Your Water
Contrary to popular belief; you don’t actually drain your pool water when you close it. Take a water sample to your Local Authorized SunGuard Dealer for a complete water analysis. Then follow their winter chemical instructions.
Take Care of Housekeeping
Brush your pool walls and vacuum. Clean tile at the water line with SunGuard Tile & Vinyl Cleaner.
Clean Filter Thoroughly
Use SunGuard Filter Cleaner Degreaser as instructed on the bottle’s label.
Protect Pool Water
Use a SunGuard shock product according to the dosage instructions on the label. Run your pool pump for several hours to distribute product thoroughly.
Protect from Algae
Use a SunGuard algaecide product according to the dosage instructions on the label. Run your pool pump for several hours to distribute product thoroughly.
Prepare Equipment for Winter
Properly store or cover your pool equipment according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Cover your pool with a well-designed pool cover, we suggest one of our high quality SunGuard Safety Covers or SunGuard Winter Covers. For an uncovered pool or one with a mesh cover, a second treatment of SunGuard Algae Control Plus is recommended around mid-winter or just before the water freezes.
Note: If we are having an unusually hot winter, then you might need to add additional chemicals half way through the winter season.