Winterize a PristineBlue Pool

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Winterize Your PoolPristineBlue offers long-lasting protection against algae and bacteria.  When you get ready to close the pool, a single treatment of PristineBlue is normally all it takes to keep a pool crystal clear until spring.

  1. Brush and vacuum any algae or debris that may be on the floor or wall of the pool.
  2. Shock the pool with one pound of PristinePower per 10,000 gallons.  Run the filter for 24 hours.
  3. Clean the pool and backwash the filter.
  4. Test the PristineBlue level and add PristineBlue using the Pool Top Off Chart.
  5. Follow pool and equipment manufacturer’s freeze recommendations. 
    Unused PristineBlue must be stored at a temperature above 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Clean the skimmer basket and the pump’s hair & lint strainer basket. 
    Store the baskets in a safe place.
  7. Plug and cover the return and skimmer.
  8. Disconnect pump and tank and bring indoors for the season to prevent freezing of any part of your filtration system.  Be sure to fill the pump with foam pump protector.
  9. Cover the pool and be sure that the cover is tightly fastened to the pool.  If you use air pillows under the cover fill them only about 2/3 full to allow for expansion and put a piece of duct
    tape over the plug as an extra seal.  If you use water tubes fill them only halfway to allow for expansion as they freeze.

Please! Do not hang the jugs on the cover (we’re sure you’ve seen it done) because that puts strain on the outer part of your toprail and may actually void your pool warranty. 

Solid covers must have the water siphoned/pumped off throughout the winter.  Keep an eye on what you pump off as many solid covers are not entirely leak proof and as they dip down into the pool you may actually be pumping your pool water out through the cover!

A leaf cover over your solid or mesh cover is a great idea to catch the leaves.  After the leaf-fall is done you take the leaf cover off, along with the leaves. Then you don’t have leaves rotting on top
of the pool all winter and you don’t have all that heavy stuff to try and pull off the pool in the spring.  (It usually ends up in your pool anyway!)