Low water levels as recommended by swimming pool cover manufacturer; typically 3-6" below tile for solid covers, and 12-18" for mesh covers.
Adjust swimming pool water chemical balance. If you are unsure about how to handle pool chemicals, follow manufacturer's instructions. If these are not available, you can visit our help pages, where we offer tips on the DOs and DON'Ts of pool chemical handling. Adjust your pool's total alkalinity, and pH.
We offer a complete line of chemicals to help you achieve a perfect pool chemical balance.
Use your test kit to determine if you are within the ideal range.
Depending on your particular situation, you may need to add periodically (during the winter months), sanitizer, and/or algaecide, to keep the pool water clean. Unusually mild winters are one of the causes of algae growth. Make sure that you check your pool in the winter, and early spring, for signs of algae.
Drain pool pump, filter, heater hoses and pipes of water, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
If you have an above ground swimming pool, blow out all water from filter, pumps, heater, etc. Follow your equipment manufacture's instructions.
Clean filter thoroughly. Remember that DE and cartridge filter elements must be removed, cleaned, and stored in the filter tank. If filter elements are not thoroughly cleaned, the deposits may harden over the winter leading to problems in the spring.
Remove and store: automatic cleaners, hoses, gauges, fittings, plugs, filters, etc.
Blow all plumbing completely free of water. Use antifreeze where necessary. Plug lines with rubber expansion plugs.