Above Ground Winter Pool Cover For Closing

by Pool Builders on 06-09-2010 in Articles

It is important for an above ground pool to be closed during off season. This prevents accidents from occurring. Another benefit of closing the pool is to avoid the collection of debris.

When the it is left opened throughout the season, expect the negative effects coming from the winter. Making a right step in closing your pool expands the life of your recreational investment. Proper installation of an above ground winter cover saves your time, money, and also your child.

Step 1: Check for leakage

Start the first step in above ground swimming pool by checking for water leakage. This is quite a surprising tip for above ground pool owners but this is vital. Even a smallest leak in your pool can bring annihilating effects.

As water continuously draining, the formed ice on the surface will lost its support (which is the water). When the weather comes warmer, the ice will crash down, causing your pool walls to become destroyed.

Step 2: Clean you pool

Prepare the pool cleaning materials such as pool brush, vacuum, and net skimmer. Use the net skimmer to get rid of the floating debris on the pool. Brush the pool walls and sides using the cleaning devices.

Let your pool pump operate for a day so that impurities will be collected by the pool filters. Remove all the pool accessories installed in your pool. This make spreading your pools cover winter an easy job.

Step 3:Balance and winterize your pool water

Before winterizing the water, use a water test kit to check the water's chemical balance. Having your water balanced over the closing season will make your pool ready to use upon spring. Follow the instructional guide in applying the chemicals. The most important tip in applying chemicals is pouring the right concentration level of the each winterizing chemicals.

Step 4: Drain the water

Draining allows you to save you skimmer from freezing. Lower the level of your water reaching the skimmer's lower lip. If you live in a cold region, protect your skimmer using skimmer guard. This is an easy-to-install cover that seals the perforated part of the pool. After draining, clean your filters and other pool devices.

Step 5: Cover your above ground pool

After doing the previous tasks, you are now in the final step for closing. Spread your above ground winter pool cover across your pool. Seal the cover on its position by running a sturdy cable wire on the cover's holes. Hook the cable wire in the grommets of your pool and insert the end wires into the winch. Create a tension so that the cover will be fastened tightly.

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