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Is there any chemicals I need to add to my pool when I leave it up and full of water for the winter. I am worried about the alge growth. when I stop treating the water . on my salt water system.

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If you have the intex soft side pool do not leave it up.
Once the water freezes and thaws you take a big risk of gouging the pool and thus tearing it.
These pools are meant to be taken down every year if you live in a freeze area

Posted on Aug 26, 2010

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I have a Intex above ground Pool 18 feet by 9 and 52 inches deep. How do I over winter this pool?


no you cant keep an above ground pool full water unless you live in a warm climate area that dont feeze

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<p>Basic Pool Care Tips<br /> <ol> <li>Test chlorine and pH at least 3 times per week. Have a comprehensive water test every 6-8 weeks at your local pool store. There is generally no charge for this test.</li> <li>Operate pool equipment a minimum of 6-8 hours per day during winter months and for 10-12 hours per day during the summer for greatest overall benefit.</li> <li>Brush the pool walls and floor a minimum of once a week.</li> <li>To prevent damage to pool equipment make sure the water level never drops below the opening of the skimmer.</li> <li>Lubricate backwash valve "O" rings on sand and DE filter four times a year. Lubricate pump lid "O" ring periodically with Lube specifically designed for use with swimming pool equipment.<br /><br /><img src="water_1.jpg" /><br /><br /></li> <li>Test pH and add muriatic acid as indicated to maintain pH between 7.4 - 7.8. Never add more than 1 pint of acid at a time and wait at least 1 hour between treatments. Always add muriatic acid by dispersing into pool water opposite the skimmer and disperse as far away from the wall of the pool as you can safely reach. Use care not to drip acid or any chemicals on deck as it will cause deck etching and staining. Do not pour acid over steps, benches, or pool light. Make sure water is circulating.</li> <li>Clean waterline tile with cleaner a minimum of once a month during peak season.</li> <li>One month after initial pool start-up, add stain and scale inhibitor on a regular basis.</li> <li>Always follow manufacturers instructions on product labels.</li> <li><b>NEVER ADD WATER TO CHEMICALS</b> - Add chemicals to water.</li> <li>Always wait one (1) hour between adding different chemicals unless otherwise directed. <ul> <li><b>Filters:</b> <ul> <li><b>Sand Filters:</b> Backwash once per week</li> <li><b>DE Filters:</b> Backwash once filter pressure increases 8-10 psi above your "clean pressure" noted at start-up.</li> <li><b>Cartridge Filters:</b> Need to be taken apart and elements need to be cleaned once filter pressure increases 8-10 psi above your "clean pressure." This cleaning should be done at least a minimum of twice a year.</li></ul></li></ul></li></ol>

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Closing inground pool


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How do I close my pool for the season?

by Osko Pool n Spa Information
By following the provided instructions, you will be able to professionally close your pool for the winter season. Additionally, you will protect it from winters abuse and make opening it next season...simple.

Required Tools
a) Standard Screw Driver
b) Phillips Screw Driver
c) Ratchet Set
e) Plumber Pliers
f) Sump Pump
g) Extension Cord
h) Garden Hose
i) Five Gallon Bucket
j) Air Pump or Shop Vac
k) Pool Vac & Accessories

Required Chemicals
a) Pool Shock
b) Algecide
c) Chlorinating Tablets

Required Accessories
a) Winter Cover
b) Pool Pillows or Inner-tubes
c) Chlorine Float Dispenser
d) Water Bags (for ingrounds only)

Step One - Debris & Chemicals
Remove any debris from pool water by use of a leaf rake attachment.
Add the appropriate amount of shock treatment to the pool water, as prescribed on the packaging.
Add the appropriate amount of algecide to the pool water, as prescribed on the packaging.
Run your filter for the appropriate time to circulate all water once.
(see your filter documentation for your size pool)
Install your floating Dispenser and winterizing tablets.

Step Two - Vacuum & Water Level
Vacuum your pool while setting your filter to the "back wash" or "waste" setting.
(this will help lower your water level)
After vacuuming, install the sump pump and drain pool to about 6 inches below your thru-the-wall skimmer.

Step Three - Parts Dissassembly & Cleaning
Disconnect all ladders, filter systems, hoses, solar reels and/or other accessories.
Using standard household cleansers, thoroughly clean all ladders, solar reels and/or other accessories.
Dissassemble filtration system.
Remove sand, cartridge or DE powder from your filtration tank.
Thoroughly clean all filter system parts.
Allow all items to dry.
Store all items in an area that will not be subject to freezing temperatures.

Step Four - Pillow & Cover Installation
Inflate all pool pillows or inner-tubes.
Install one pillow for every 15' of linear water surface.
(example: a 15' x 30' would require at least two pillows)
Tie pillows to pool area via nylon rope and place equally with respects to pool walls and each other.
(this is extremely important! This prevents freeze damage)
Install winter cover as prescribed by the covers manufacturer.

Step Five - Winter Tips
During the winter months, remove any excess snow from the winter cover.
(If you have a solid cover, this will prevent excessive weight form tearing you cover)
(If you have a mesh cover, this will prevent excessive water build up)

Hey, Your Finished! Congratulations, you just saved money while doing a professional job

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I have a salt water pool which with a robot cleaner has been brilliant for the past three years. this year taking the cover off, we leaked alot of dirty surface water in. with a lot of cleaning the water...


Check the Ph levels - if it is way above 7 then it is too alkaline and it promotes algae growth. Add acid to bring the Ph level down to 7. Also after adjusting the Ph level then add anti-algae solution.
You can also add shock chlorine powder to the water to speed up the process.

Jun 11, 2012 | Pool & Spa

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Our salt water pool has a low ph and very low alkaline levels...Do we need to add more salt?


I would take your water to local pool store and get water test to get correct chemicals to add. They will test and see if more salt is needed

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Pool pump shutting down -- heater?


Trying to get the TA correct before you kill the alge? Leslies diagnosis?
You probally just need to kill the alge before you do anything. Nevermind the TA for now and just add about ten gallons of liquid chlorine. The alge untill you kill it will plug the filter constantly. This will give you the code on the heater and will make the pump run very hot and will hurt the plumbing by shrinking it. This will stop water flo by letting air in also it will leak water at the pump discharge.
A lot of liquid will break the alge as it is unstable, but use a lot.Once you kill the most of the alge then add probally another four gallons and now brugh the whole thing real good. now you can start running again and start with all the stuff they will sell you to adjust the PH and TA. I hope this helps, and good luck.

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Would like to know how to close a salt water pool for winter


There is nothing special about closing a pool based on using a salt water generator system. You can use any chlorine based chemicals for your winter dosing and you drain the lines, including the generating cell, just as you always would.

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No green comes out in backwash


Alge will quit often go through filter so first you need to kill the alge by super chlornateing the pool. You can take a water sampel to your pool store and give them the size of your pool, they can test your water, for nothing in most cases and recomend what you will need for this. Then you can start cleaning the mess up as the dead alge will turn to dirt. This dirt will be very fine and may go through your filter also so a cup full of D.E. in your skimmer after backwashing will usually coat the top of your sand and catch much finer dust and dirt. Do this as you clean the pool and backwash 1-2 times daily till clean. Follow all directions given to you at store to kill the alge first, this is very importiant.

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Sandy element settling on bottom of pool


You should take a water sampel to you pool store to ck, they will do this for free and can tell you what your water needs. It sounds a lot like an alge problem Even if you had one and fixed it you can have more than one kind of alge. If you have a sand filter youcould have a problem in this also. If you tie an old stocking around your return at the wall of the pool this will tell you if the filter is passing anything.

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Cant figure out where to put chlorine/chemicals


add chlorine to the water in the pool you might try a pool supply store for information reguardind ph of your pool and how to mix chemicals

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