Winterizing Tips from Mr. B’s

Before winterizing your pool, have your water tested to be sure your pH, alkalinity, calcium are balanced and there are no metals in the water.

  1. Be sure there are no leaks in your liner. Repair if necessary with underwater repair kit. Any leak must be found and repaired.
  2. Vacuum and brush your pool and make sure it is clean and has no leaves or debris in your pool. When you winterize your pool properly, your pool will be clean and clear when you open it next spring.
  3. Remove all pool accessories such as ladders and steps. Clean them and store them in a safe place.
  4. If you are using an air pillow as an ice equalizer, inflate and let it stand for at least 24 hours.
  5. Mr. B’s highly recommends that you chemically clean your filter before you winterize your pool.
  6. Circulate your pool chemicals for at least 24 hours to assure even distribution of your winter pool chemicals.
  7. Remember to chemically clean your filter before you winterize your pool.

For Baquacil and Baquacil CDX users: Allow all chemicals to circulate for at least 24 hours before you cover your pool!

For Chlorine users: Allow all chemicals to circulate for at least 24 hours before you cover your pool!

10,000 Gallon Pool
Top up Baquacil to 50 PPM
Add 1 Gallon Oxidizer
Add 2 Pints CDX

Optional: Add 5-6 Oz Algicide

 

20,000 Gallon Pool
Top up Baquacil to 50 PPM
Add 2 Gallons Oxidizer
Add 4 Pints CDX

Optional: Add 10-12 Oz Algicide

 

10,000 Gallon Pool
Top 1 LB Rapid Shock
Add 1/2 Qt Concentrated Algicide
Add 1/2 Qt Pool Plus

10,000 Gallon Pool
Add 1 LB Turbo Shock
Add 1/2 Qt Defend+
Add 1/2 Qt Pool Plus

 

20,000 Gallon Pool
Add 2 LBS Rapid Shock
Add 1 Qt Concentrated Algicide
Add 1 Qt Pool Plus

20,000 Gallon Pool
Add 2 LBS Turbo Shock
Add 1 Qt Defend+
Add 1 Qt Pool Plus

8. Draining the pool water

If you are using ice equalizer, drain your pool water down approximate 4-6 inches below the skimmer. Loosely tie off the ice equalizer in the center of your pool. Do not plug your return line.

If you have a compensator, there is no need to drain down your pool water. Take out the skimmer basket and insert the compensator in the bottom of the skimmer and tighten. Plug the return line. Note: If you have a Doughboy 2094 or 2095 skimmer, you may need compensator extensions.

9. Cover your pool and secure with cable and turn buckle. Put approximately 2 inches of water on top of the cover to hold it down to prevent damage to the cover or to the top seats of the pool.
10. Mr. B’s suggests that you remove your filter from your pool and store it in an area where it will not freeze. Leaving your filter outside increases the possible damage to your pump or tank.
11. Monitor the amount of rain water and snow that accumulates on the top of your cover over the winter. Drain excess water off the cover, when you can, to take the stress off the cover.

 

See you next spring!

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