Winterizing Pool Questions

by Amy
(Westminster, MD)

Storing Pool Steps

I have a set of Royal Entrance pool steps. When I take them out of the pool for the winter, do they need to be stored inside or can they be put in a storage shed outside? Thanks.



Hi Amy. I think either way would be just fine.

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Winterizing of Pool

by Jim
(Kansas)

We live in Western Kansas and have an Above Ground Soft side Metal Frame Pool and was wondering what the best plan would be for leaving it up during the winter months. We do have cold weather and snow!! Any information will be appreciated.

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leaving 18x48 pro series metal frame up

by: Donna




I live in PA and have the same question. Just wondering though if covering would damage the pool with wind ice and snow? Or if leaving the cover off would damage sun exposed liner. My daughter has left hers up the last 4 years with no problems, but doesn't live in as windy area.

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Winterizing Chemicals for AG Pool

by Mike

I see a lot of winterizing kits offering Chlorine or Chlorine Free type chemicals. I live in NJ and am getting ready to close my pool for the first time. Which closing kit should I get? Is there a benefit to using chlorine free vs chlorine kits?

Thanks, Mike

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When to Close the Pool

by Amy
(Westminster, MD)

I live in Maryland. When is the best time to close my pool for the winter? Is there an average daily temperature I should wait for? Thanks.

Also in Westminster, MD

by: Anonymous




I have the same question. We just put up an Ultra Frame pool this year and I am worried about it getting damaged this winter if we leave it up.


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Winterizing Doughboy Pools

Should I drain my whole above-ground Doughboy Pool for the winter? If not, what do I do?



Hi. No, never drain a vinyl liner pool unless you absolutely have to and are prepared to change the liner if it does not fill up. They shrink and cannot be re-filled, most of the time.

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Closing Pool With Center Drain

by Phil Murfitt
(Frankfort, Ohio )

How do you close an above ground pool with a bottom drain?



Hi. I have waited a while to answer this hoping some northern pool owners would help out. Here in Arizona we do not get those freezing conditions.

When you pool water freezes during the winter, it is only the top foot or so. You will always have water below the freeze line. I cannot see the reason to do anything with the drain line.

If it should possibly freeze, the water will expand up into the lower, unfrozen, water of the lower pool.

The filter end of the pipe should have a valve and quick release coupler. This would allow you to shut off the line and still disconnect your equipment for winter storage.

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