HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Sept. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- LOOP-LOC, manufacturer of safety pool covers, shares how to prepare to close your pool for the season.
While closing an inground swimming pool for the season can be a challenging and time-consuming task, it is an extremely important one—not only for the safety of people, pets, and other animals, but also to preserve the inground pool liner. Knowing what to do and when to do it will make the process more manageable. Here are some steps to follow to properly prepare your pool for closing.
First, make sure the pool water is in pristine condition. Remove any leaves, dirt, and other debris that may have collected in the pool itself, as well as the filter, skimmer, and basket. This way, nothing will sink to the bottom and potentially stain the liner. Brush the sides and bottom of the pool. Shock the pool approximately a week before closing. Add algaecide on a different day so the chlorine does not destroy it. Then, test the pH levels to ensure the water is clean.
Backwashing the filter will remove all contaminants. This is done by turning off the pump and setting the valve to backwash. Then, turn the pump back on and make sure that the water is flowing out of the backwash hose/pipe. Continue doing this until the water runs clear. After the water is clear, shut the pump off, turn the valve back to filter, and turn the filter back on.
Remove all pool equipment and store it in a safe location—including the ladders, skimmer, fittings, and baskets. Take care to completely drain the pool cleaner and hose before it is stored and do not coil the pool cleaner hose too tightly.
It is now time to winterize the water. Pool winterizing kits can be purchased at a local pool supply store. Or, contact a dealer for professional assistance. Drain the pool water four to six inches below the skimmer right before closing the pool.
Finally, install the safety pool cover. This will protect the pool liner from the harsh elements of winter as well as keeping people, pets and other animals from gaining access to the pool.
About LOOP-LOC: There's only one company known for manufacturing safety pool covers strong and tough enough to support an elephant: the legendary LOOP-LOC safety pool covers. LOOP-LOC is a global leader in the pool industry with a 200,000-square-foot headquarters in Hauppauge, New York, and 300 employees. Through its network of dealers, the company has sold safety swimming pool covers on every continent on earth except Antarctica. LOOP-LOC now also manufactures a line of luxury in-ground pool liners—with more exclusive designer patterns than any other company—as well as the BABY-LOC removable fencing, a convenient, cost-effective additional layer of protection to help deter toddlers from gaining access to a swimming pool. Media Contact: Jacqueline Routh, fishbat media, 855-347-4228, email@example.com