Close it too soon:
The chemicals you added to winterize your pool may not last as long when warm fall days can heat up the water, causing algae and other microorganisms to grow. Plus, most pool chemicals are consumed much faster in hotter temperatures.
Wait too long:
The first freeze can cause water to freeze in plumbing lines and equipment – bad news if your pool is not winterized.
In the Midwest:
Typically, temperatures dip consistently to the 60’s in late September – October, which make those months a great time to winterize and close your pool.
In warmer climates:
What if you live in California, Florida, or Texas?
Generally, if you don’t plan to use your pool during the winter, winterizing it is a good idea. Winterizing your pool protects it from damage freezing water causes.
Cold snaps happen. It’s far less costly to winterize your pool than have major repairs.
Here’s a Few Winterizing Tips:
- Remove all pool accessories.
- Thoroughly clean your pool – scrub, brush, vacuum – leave no leaf behind!
- Use FROG BAM® – it’s guaranteed for 90 days.
For your Pool FROG® Cycler:
- Turn the pump off and turn the control dial all the way to the left.
- After draining the pool below the skimmer, remove the FROG cap and unscrew knob in back of in ground units or front of above ground units. Allow all water to drain.
- If the Bac Pac® still contains chlorine, wrap in plastic bag and store in cool, dry location away from open flame or anything metal.
- Discard the used Mineral Reservoir as it will no longer be effective next spring.
- Replace cap and knobs loosely.
Always ask your retailer if you have questions – they can provide expert advice. Check the FROG Water Care App too – it has videos, tips and reminders to help you whenever you need them.