How Do You Winterize A Pool While Leaving The Pump On?
In states where the winters don’t have below freezing temperatures, pools can be shut down for the winter, but the pumps can be left on so that the water stays clean and free of algae. The pump will continue to filter the water and keep it clean. Before you close the pool, you need to know how to winterize a pool while leaving the pump on for the off swimming season. Turn the pool filter system to cycle half of the time that it does during normal use. For instance, if you use the filter every six hours when the pool is open, adjust the timer so that the pump filter only runs every twelve hours. Test the chlorine and pH levels in the water with the pool test kit. Add chemicals so that the pH is between 7.2 and 7.6. Adjust the chlorine so that it reads between 1.0 and 1.3 parts per million. Place some chlorine tablets in the floating chlorinator and throw it in the pool. This will help keep the water chlorinated by floating around the water under the cover. Cover the pool securely with a
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