Pool Closing

  1. Balance hardness to proper range of 150-350ppm
  2. Adjust alkalinity to proper range of 80-120ppm
  3. Adjust PH to proper range of 7.2-7.6
  4. Remove ladder or entry system
  5. Vacuum pool thoroughly (If algae exists in your pool you must follow Killing Algae instructions first before closing your pool)
  6. Add the required amount of closing chemicals based on size of pool and chemical system. For Nature 2 and chlorine-based systems use a 20K or 10K winter kit depending on the pool size. Gentle Swim see: Winter Shutdown for Gentle Swim.
  7. Run the filter system for 24-48 hours.
  8. Drain your pool 6 to 8 inches below your return jet. (Be sure to avoid draining pool on lawn)
  9. Tie or anchor the appropriate number of winter pillows in the center of your pool.
  10. Cover pool with your winter cover making sure it will be secure in high winds.
  11. Click the following instructions on winterizing your specific filter system and read carefully:

WINTER SHUTDOWN FOR GENTLE SWIM, SOFTSWIM, REVACIL, AND BAQUACIL POOLS

  • 12′ pools (3,100 – 3,550 gal.)
    • 1⁄2 bottle of Allied A
    • 1⁄2 bottle of Gentle Swim Sanitizer
    • 1 bottle of Gentle Swim Oxidizer Plus
    • 1 ice equalization pillow
  • 16′ pools (5,435 – 6,850 gal.)
    • 1⁄2 bottle of Allied A
    • 1 bottle of Gentle Swim Sanitizer
    • 1 bottle of Gentle Swim Oxidizer Plus
    • 1 ice equalization pillow
  • 18′ and 12′x 24′ pools (6,700 – 8,800 gal.)
    • 3⁄4 bottle of Allied A
    • 1 bottle of Gentle Swim Sanitizer
    • 1 bottle of Gentle Swim Oxidizer Plus
    • 2 ice equalization pillows
  • 21′ and 24′x 16′ pools (9,165 – 12,015 gal.)
    • 3⁄4 bottle of Allied A
    • 1 bottle of Gentle Swim Sanitizer
    • 2 bottles of Gentle Swim Oxidizer Plus
    • 2 ice equalization pillows
  • 24′ and 32′x 16′ pools (12,160 – 16,475 gal.)
    • 1 bottle of Allied A
    • 2 bottles of Gentle Swim Sanitizer
    • 2 bottles of Gentle Swim Oxidizer Plus
    • 3 ice equalization pillows
  • 27′ to 33′, 34′x18′ to 41′x21′ pools (16,550 – 26,215 gal.)
    • 2 bottles of Allied A
    • 2 bottles of Gentle Swim Sanitizer
    • 3 bottles of Gentle Swim Oxidizer Plus
    • 3-4 ice equalization pillows