How Do You Winterize An Above Ground Pool In Indiana?
While many Indiana pool owners winterize their above ground pools around Labor Day, some prefer to wait until the weather is too cool for swimming. In Indiana, the weather sometimes stays warmer through October and into November. The pool will be easier to open in the spring if it is winterized before the leaves fall, but it must be winterized before the weather freezes. Pool supply companies usually recommend a shock treatment before closing the pool. It may also be a good time to add a stain treatment product. Otherwise, balance the chemicals normally. Vacuum and clean the pool. Backwash the filter until the water runs clear. Continue to backwash to drain the pool. Turn the pump off before air reaches the intake. Turn filter setting to “Winterize” to keep the valves open. Remove the filter’s drain cap. Store the cap with other small parts. Plug the skimmer intake and the output opening. If your pool does not have plugs, drain the water below the openings. Remove all hoses to the pump