Brush and tap the pool to remove algae or other organic materials before closing it. If you're using a solid cover for winter pools, lower the water level 3 to 4 inches below the bottom of the skimmer opening, unless you use a skimmer cap. The skimmer caps seal the skimmer opening and prevent water from entering. Use a clean, durable pool cover and make sure it's properly placed.
A good option is a winter cover that comes equipped with an automatic pump; this pump will detect when too much water accumulates on the surface of the cover and will turn on to extract it. Another good option for closing the pool is a quality safety cover that attaches to the terrace. Throughout the winter, use a leaf blower to keep the cover free of debris. It's also a great way to keep the pool clean and make sure it's ready to go when the next swimming season arrives.
And if you live in a place with cold winters (or you just want to close your pool during the season), you're already thinking about how to condition your aboveground pool for the winter. The best way to prevent the pool from being freeze-damaged is to “burst the lines” by preparing the inground pool for winter. Preparing it for winter (or closing the pool during the season) helps protect it from costly damage related to frozen water. In addition, leaving the pool open until the mercury drops gives you enough time to clean, test and balance it before closing it.
The steps to close the winter pool must be done in a very specific order to ensure that the pool is easily opened the following spring. The safety covers will have a series of anchors around the pool, which will be embedded flush with the pool terrace while the pool is in use. Made of 16-gauge vinyl, this air pillow absorbs pressure caused by ice expansion and protects pool walls from damage during the winter months. In cold climates, placing a pool air pillow, also known as an ice compensator, since it compensates for the pressure of snow and ice on the top of the cover, under the cover, protects the sides of the cover and the walls of the pool from damage.
If you are going to use a solid winter pool cover that requires bags of water to keep it in place on the pool deck, fill the water bottles where they will be placed. The snow on the pool deck may look nice, but it's too much, and you're just asking for damage to the deck and pool. Clean the surface with the pool net, brush the walls to remove any debris and vacuum the pool or run the automatic vacuum for a few more hours. Keep your pool heater safe from vermin by learning how to keep mice and rodents out of the pool heater so that it heats the water when you need it.
This quick-acting, fast-dissolving pool shock absorber from DryTec kills bacteria, controls algae and destroys organic pollutants in swimming pools. Any residue or algae that remains in the pool during the closure will dilute the strength of the chemicals that condition it for winter.