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FAQ's Above Ground Swimming Pools Texas > KAYAK POOLS > How do I winterize my swimming pool?

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*If you have NOT winterized your pool you MUST leave the pump running continuously if temperatures are below freezing!

WINTERIZING YOUR KAYAK™ POOL 
START WITH CLEAN CLEAR WATER (vacuum if necessary)


WINTERIZE YOUR SWIMMING POOL AS FOLLOWS:

TO LOWER WATER LEVEL

1. Turn off your pump
2. Set ball valve to BOTTOM DRAIN POSITION
3. Remove filter drain plugs on cartridge filter.
4. Install the plug into the return fitting from inside the pool.
5. Attach waste hose to waste fitting (extension at filter drain)
6. Let pump run until water level is below the skimmer.

TO ADD WINTERIZING CHEMICALS

1. Run filter with ball valve still in the bottom drain position.
2. Add winter chemicals according to directions on chemicals.

NOTE –

    USE CAUTION IN ADDING CHEMICALS
    NEVER MIX CHEMICALS
    IF CHEMICALS COME IN CONTACT WITH SKIN, FLUSH WITH WATER IMMEDIATELY
    REFER TO CHEMICAL CONTAINERS FOR CORRECT SAFETY PROCEDURE

3. Continue to run filter to thoroughly dissolve chemicals

CAUTION – If you leave large amounts of chemicals on the floor of the pool you may cause damage to your liner. You may also bleach out the print. Always make sure all winter chemicals are thoroughly dissolved.

4. Turn off pump and winterize your filter system according to the specific  winterizing direction for the type of your filter.

FROG PREPERATION

1. Unscrew side drain valve to relieve pressure.
2. Remove cap.
3. Unscrew drain valve in back of Cycler. Allow all water to drain
4. If the Bac Pac still contains chlorine at winterizing, wrap in a plastic bag and store in shed or garage away from children, pets, open flame or anything metal.
5. Remove the reservoir and discard in trash. Once activated by water, the minerals will hold their purifying power for six months. Do not re-use the Reservoir the following season.
6. Replace the cap and drain valves loosely.

POOL PREPARATION

1. Remove In-Pool Ladder by loosening the set screws in the ladder flange. Remove the ladder flanges using a deep well socket inside the flange a wrench under the deck.
2. Remove the jet-air fitting from the inlet return (if applicable).
3. Remove the skimmer basket and "weir" (skimmer) door.
4. Install a winter plate over the skimmer.
5. Install cartridge filter drain plug into return inlet fitting if not already done.

PLUMBING PREPERATION

1. Refer to your specific filter type section for winterizing your filter instructions.
2. Disconnect the bottom drain pipe from the ball valve. Raise the bottom drain pipe until water stops running out of the pipe. Secure it with a rope to the underside of the deck.
3. Disconnect the skimmer pipe from the ball valve. This pipe may remain on the ground.
4. Disconnect the return pipe from the filter. This pipe can also stay on the ground.

CAUTION- FAILURE TO FOLLOW EXACT WINTERIZING INSTRUCTIONS COULD LEAD TO IRREPARABLE DAMAGE TO YOUR POOL LINER FROM FALLING ICE IN THE SPRING.

Last updated on December 6, 2013 by Swim TexSun