Examine the entire metal framework and wall carefully. Any
signs of rust should be sanded and repainted with a rust retardant
paint. It is advisable to coat the entire metal surface (wall, seats,
uprights) with a good auto wax or other rust preventive product. For
vinyl laminated or coated walls and frames use mild soap and water
(such as Ivory Liquid Detergent).
At this time check all of your NO DIVING safety sign and
decals for damage. If they are damaged, missing or not legible contact
us for free replacements.
A pool exposed to freezing temperatures must not leak. Prior to
winterizing, check the water level for a period of one week. Mark
water level on liner to detect any leakage.
Continue your chemical program and filteration as long as
possible. Add chemicals in accordance with manufacturer’s
directions. Be sure all chemicals are dissolved, as liner damage may
With the advent of freezing weather, remove all accessories,
pipes, etc. from the pool. The skimmer and other thru-the-wall
fixtures may stay on the pool as long as they remain completely empty.
CAUTION: Do not let pump or filter water freeze. Serious
component damage will result.
Vacuum and clean the pool. Remove all ladders and removable
objects from the pool. While filter system is running, shock treat and
add algaecide according to chemical manufacturer’s instructions. For
added protection use chlorinated tablets in floating dispenser (˝
pound for every 5,000 gallons of water).
Drop water level six inches below skimmer and discharging
fitting openings to prevent ice damage to components.
Plug discharge fitting from inside and remove filter hose from
outside of discharge fitting.
Attach backwash hose to filter valve.
Turn valve to backwash position
Turn pump and run until water flow begins to stop
Siphon pool to 6 inches below skimmer of discharge fitting
Leave skimmer outlet hose fittings open. DO NOT PLGU. Check
during winter months to insure skimmer is free of ice.
Turn off pump, un-plug from power source and prepare for winter
storage as instructed in Owner’s Manual.
If you cover your pool with a winter cover and do not purchase
it from us, be sure the product meets the CPSC Standard ES13. It must
be equipped with a positive tamper-proof locking retainer cable that
positions the edge of the cover around the side of the pool wall and
retains it securely in place. Never allow anyone, especially small
children, to walk or play on pool cover. Serious injury or drowning
Protect your pool with a winterized cover. Use flotation
pillows, which function as an ice equalizer. Install in accordance
with cover manufacturer’s instructions.
CAUTION: DO NOT disturb the pool after freezing. Disturbing the
pool in cold weather can cause damage to seams uprights and support
system. Do not ice skate, or in any way cause movement of the pool.
Failure to heed this warning results in serious component damage.