Some tips to make the pool cover effective for a “quiet” winter.
Balancing the Chemical Composition of Water, Cleaning, Lowering the Water Level, Unloading the Technical Equipment with dechlorative means, these are some points to put the pool to rest in the months of inactivity.
Properly closing your pool for the winter will save you a lot of time and money when it comes time to reopen it. Close the pool as soon as it starts to get cold to make sure you protect it well from freezing, UV infiltration from rain and external agents.
Adjusts the pH, alkalinity and water hardness. Make sure that these components are balanced, protect the pool from corrosion or build-up of deposits that may occur during the winter, when the pool is closed. These adjustments must be made approximately five days before the pool is completely closed.
Take a shock treatment with chlorine. Use chlorine or a chlorine-free substitute to kill bacteria that can live in the pool. Buy a product for shock treatment with at least 65% calcium hypochlorite or obtain a chlorine-free substitute with equivalent strength. Fill a bucket with 20 liters of pool water, add the amount indicated on the label of chlorine granules, and pour it into the pool while the filtration system is running.
Add a winter visitor for the winter. The winter visitor kills existing algae and prevents it from flowering. Algae can cause the pool to fade and produce a bad smell, so it is important to treat your pool with an algaecide before closing it.
Remove all that is not water from the pool. That is, ladders, baskets, and any decorative accessories for the pool.
Clean Aspira and brush. Do a thorough cleaning, since this is the last time you clean it before winter. Use your specific equipment to clean the bottom and walls, for example, do you know that the bottom mesh is different from that for the water line ?
Lower the Water Level and Drain the technical system
Lower the water level with the technical plant, not forgetting to dechlate the water before draining. The water should be below the skimmer level, depending on the type of coverage you are using. With regard to the overflow plant it will be sufficient to lower it under the edge. The above ground pools will be treated like skimmer “cousins”
Empty the equipment and the impacts. All pumps, filters, heaters, impellers and chlorinators must be emptied of water before winter. If the water were to freeze, it could damage them or damage them.
Save the plumbing for the winter. The hydraulic accessories operating in your pool must be dry so as not to freeze and break during the winter.
Cover the pool. It is essential to use a cover that fits well, without cuts or cracks to prevent debris from entering the pool during the winter. The choice of coverage must be in keeping with the environment and atmospheric agents deriving from cardinal punishments.
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