The purpose of closing your in-ground swimming pool is to protect it from negative conditions such as cold temperature, natural debris, and evaporation. The closing method allows you to keep your pool clean for the next swimming season. Proper winterizing of water and installment of pool winter covers can save the owners like your from distressing work when opening the pool.
Step 1: Remove the pool accessories such as a ladder, grab rail, pool heater, and diving board. Have them cleaned and keep them inside a dry storage room.
Step 2: Clear out all the debris found in your water using a pool net skimmer. Brush the walls and decks of your pool with a brush. Make sure you brush them lightly. The final step of cleaning your pool is vacuuming the pool area. After cleaning, throw away the debris collected inside the skimmer basket.
Step 3: Winterize your swimming pool with the chemicals. When buying chemicals, ensure that you purchase the right winterizing chemicals for your pool. Follow the instructions stated in the manual and be sure to apply them at the required concentration level. Run your pool water pump for a day. This procedure helps the water and chemicals to circulate well.
Step 4: Lower the water until it reaches the below part of the skimmer. Also, clean the filters of your swimming pool. Just follow the manufacturer's guidelines in cleaning the filters. Each system has different methods of cleaning. Replace the filters if needed. Some filters only last for 6 months.