Pure Perfection Pool
Pool Long Life Algaecide
Closing a Pool for Winter
Even though you won't be using your pool for a few months, it's not as simple as putting the cover on and forgetting about it. That's how you'll end up with a green pool. To avoid costly and time consuming repair work when re-opening the pool, here's a few tips to help you out.
CLEAN THE POOL:
Get all the leaves and sticks out of the pool. These can stain your pool if they sit on the bottom for a long time. Also clear out the skimmer basket and anything caught in the pool pump basket.
CLEAN THE FILTER:
Use Zodiac's Filter Cleaner and Degreaser to get rid of any clogs and grease in the filter. Backwash after treating with chemicals. If you have a cartridge filter, take it out and rinse clean.
BALANCE THE WATER:
USE LONG-LIFE ALGAECIDE AND PHOSPHATE REMOVER:
CHECK EQUIPMENT IS FUNCTIONING PROPERLY:
Make sure the pump is working and if you have a chlorinator that there is no calcium buildup on the cell. If there is, use Zodiac's Salt Chlorinator Cleaner to remove the calcification. You will want the pump/filter/chlorinator to run for 2-3hours a day. The chlorinator output can be lowered however check regularly for a free chlorine reading between 1-2ppm. Adjust the output as required.
MONITOR OVER WINTER:
Over the winter, check the pool water chemistry once every 2 weeks. Check water level and adjust where necessary. Keep clearing skimmer baskets and it is a good idea to remove the pool cleaner from the pool to stop it being deteriorated. Also check the filter gauge to see if another backwash is needed.