As summer winds down and colder weather approaches, it is time to start preparing your pool or spa for the winter months. Properly closing an above-ground pool is necessary to ensure it’s maintained well for the coming year. Our team at Watson’s is here to make this process simple and effective. Below, we highlight a few of our top products to get started.
What You Need to Close Your Above-Ground Pool for Winter
1. Winter-Closing Kit
Our winter-closing kit will help you begin the process of preparing your pool for the harsh temperatures and inclement weather. To start, thoroughly clean the inside surfaces of the pool, and then add the Blast followed by the Winter X. The Blast will destroy any organic compounds that may be present in the water, and the Winter X will ensure your pH levels remain balanced throughout the winter months.
2. Winter Guard Anti-Freeze
As colder temperatures set in, your pipes may freeze, which can cause cracks and leaking. Winter Guard Anti-Freeze helps prevent these issues to keep your above-ground pool’s plumbing safe. Use gloves and goggles when handling the antifreeze, as it may cause skin or eye irritation.
3. Winterizer Algaecide
During the winter months, it’s possible for algae and other contaminants to grow on the side of your pool. If they are neglected, these plants can take over your above-ground pool surfaces, making it difficult to clean once the spring arrives. Using winterizer algaecide is a preventative measure that will effectively keep the pool clear. It treats three different types of blue-green algae and is non-corrosive, so it won’t damage the pool surfaces.
It’s always sad to say goodbye to the warm, summer months and close your pool for the coming colder seasons, but preparing your above-ground pool for winter is the best way to get the greatest use out of it for years to come. For more information on our expansive selection and low-price guarantee on all winterizing products, contact our team at Watson’s today. We can be reached by phone at (513) 721-7665 or through our online form.