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Inground Swimming Pool Closing Procedure

Inground Swimming Pool Closing Procedure

1. CLEAN POOL THOROUGHLY, BACKWASH SAND FILTER IF SO EQUIPTED (FILTER CLEANER IS RECOMMENDED ONCE PER YEAR EITHER SPRING OR FALL).

2. LOWER WATER LEVEL BELOW RETURNS & ALLOW TO DRAIN OUT THEN PLUG RETURNS WITH THREADED OR RUBBER PLUGS.

3. USE SHOP VAC TO BLOW LINES. FIRST SET FILTER VALVE TO FILTER MODE & OPEN ALL SUCTION & RETURN LINES. USING SHOP VAC BLOW THRU BACK HOLE IN BOTTOM OF SKIMMER, WHEN BUBBLES FLOW OUT OF RETURNS PLUG EACH RETURN WITH PLASIC OR RUBBER PLUGS.

4. PLUG SKIMMER/S WITH GIZZMO, THREADED PLUG, OR RUBBER PLUG, ADD A BOTTLE CONTAINING NON- TOXIC ANTI-FREEZE TO SKIMMER IF NOT USING GIZZMO.

5. REMOVE DRAIN PLUGS FROM PUMP (USUALLY 2) FILTER (USUALLY ONE) AND HEATER 1 ON EACH HEADER& PRESSURE SWITCH INSIDE CABINET, TURN OFF BREAKERS & REMOVE TRIPPERS FROM TIME CLOCK IF SO EQUIPTED. PUT ALL PLUGS THAT WERE REMOVED IN PUMP BASKET FOR SAFE KEEPING.

6. TURN OFF GAS SUPPLY LINE & SHUT OFF GAS CONTROL VALVE INSIDE CABINET IF EQUIPTED WITH A HEATER.

7. REMOVE & DRAIN CHLORINATOR OR IF EQUIPTED WITH A SALT SYSTEM DISCONNECT SALT CELL, CLEAN & STORE INSIDE.

8. SET ALL VALVES IN A MID POSITION (1/2 OPENED & 1/2 CLOSED).

9. IF POOL IS EQUIPTED WITH AN IN FLOOR CLEANING SYSTEM REMOVE LID TO ACTUATOR & FILL WITH NON-TOXIC ANTI- FREEZE. LEAVE CLAMP LOOSE.

10. BRING WATER LEVEL BACK UP TO WITHIN 4 INCHES OF BOTTOM OF TILE, IF YOU USED A DRAINING METHOD.

11. TEST & ADJUST WATER BALANCE.

12. TEST & ADJUST CHLORINE LEVEL, ADD SHOCK IF NEEDED WOULD LIKE LEVEL @ 5.0PPM +. IF GUNITE POOL OR FIBERGLASS ADD TABLETS TO A FLOATING CHLORINATOR (NO FLOATER IN VINYL POOL POSSIBLE BLEACHING).

13. ADD ALGAECIDE & METAL OUT STAIN PREVENTER.

14. FOR STEPS 10-12, ALL CHEMICALS SHOULD BE DILUTED IN SEVERAL GALLONS OF WATER & POURED AROUND IN THE PERIMETER OF POOL.

15. FILL WATER TUBES, LEAVE ROOM FOR EXPANSION (90% FULL) OR TUBES WILL BURST WHEN FREEZING WEATHER ARRIVES.

16. DRAPE COVER OVER POOL, ALLOW TO FLOAT ON SURFACE DO NOT PULL TAUNT OR COVER WILL PULL INTO POOL AFTER A HEAVY RAIN OR SNOW.

17. LAY WATER TUBES AROUND PERIMETER OF POOL ON TOP OF COVER, PLACE END TO END OR WIND CAN GET BENEATH COVER & CAUSE IT TO FALL OR BLOW INTO POOL.

18. SET COVER PUMP IN POSITION, THAT WAY IT IS READY TO GO AFTER A HEAVY RAIN.

19. WHEN LEAVES ARE DONE FALLING REMOVE LEAVES & WATER FROM COVER THROUGHOUT WINTER SEASON. THIS WILL MAKE YOUR SPRING OPENING EASIER.

20. RELAX!!!!!

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