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how do you winterize an inground swimming pool? Answered

I am trying to save some money here and would like to know how to winterize my in ground swimming pool. Can any one give me some advice?

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cerberustugowar
cerberustugowar

11 years ago

From what I personally know and may not be correct for your region is to drain the pool; so only 1/2 or 1/3 or the water remains in the pool. Let the pump run to it gets out as much water as it can ( not longer than 30 seconds because the pump uses the water to cool it self) drain out your skimmer. Pour Plumbers antifreeze into the skimmer bucket and pump. Don't be cheap on the anti freeze, fill the pump up and let it drain into the lines and everything like that. It's cheap. Fixing your pool isn't. The reason why I have heard that you don't drain the pool all the way is because the frost will heave and the bottom of your pool will heave up. You can always talk to your local pool store where you buy your chemicals from and everything. They would probably be able to give you the best idea.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

11 years ago

It also depends on the construction of the pool. Some want to be mostly emptied to keep the pressure of expanding ice from pushing outward and damaging them. Some want to be left full so that pressure balances the pressure of ice expanding in the surrounding ground.