The weather conditions have once again caught many of us in surprise. There’s all the flooding and storms in the UK, snow storms in New York and below 0 temperatures in places across the US which normally do not have them at this time of the year.
If you own a swimming pool, you know that if your area gets cold winter conditions, then part of pool maintenance is making sure that your properly winterize your pool to prevent pipes and pool parts from any extensive damage.
Here are some things you need get your pool ready for the cold weather. Have this material ready for the step by step instructions on winterizing inground pool.
- Antifreeze preferably with propelyne glycol
- Cleaning chemicals
- Air pillows
- winter cover
Step By Step Instructions To Winterize An Inground Vinyl Liner Pool
Here’s Doublewide6 showing us exactly how he winterizes his pool. There are 2 videos so make sure you watch them both to get an idea of what it takes and how you should do it.
This first video is all about
- treating the water,
- removing hardware and jets
- pumping water out to just below the skimmer box
- covering and sealing
- using antifreeze on skimmers
This second video still by Doublewide6 shows us the rest of the steps for winterizing inground pools which includes:
- more antifreeze and sealing
- draining out the sand filters
- draining the pump
Covering the Pool
The videos above do not show the part on covering the pool. You might want to do this with a pool cover. With a winter pool cover, you can stop any dust, debris or leaves to gather in the pool during the months that you’re not using it.
For this, you will need a pool cover, bags of sand or water and inflatable pool pillows.
Here’s a video by Doheny’s water warehouse on closing inground pools with cover and water bags.