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We are here to help you!  Sparkle Pools has been performing pool closings in Knoxville, Tennessee for more than 20 years. We bring to our customers a wealth of knowledge and experience. We know pools and the various nuances involved in getting your swimming pool closed for the winter.  Let us help close your pool today!

Here Are Some General Guidelines For Your Pool Closing:

1.  Drain water down

2.  Remove hardware from pool.

3.  Remove debris from pool water.

4.  Blow debris off pool deck.

5.  Run anchors up for safety cover.

6.  Install winter stand pipes.

7.  Run compressed air through pool plumbing.

8.  Add antifreeze to pool plumbing.

9.  Plug all fittings in pool.

10.  Remove plugs from pool equipment.

11.  Check and balance chemicals.

12.  Install Safety Cover.

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Here Are The Guidelines For Your Pool Closing

1.  Drain water down.  On vinyl liner pools the water should be drained down a

couple of inches below the skimmers and plaster pools should be lowered five

inches below the tile line.  There are various opinions on lowering the water

down in pools, but in our region here in East Tennessee it’s done for winter

rainfall and freezing temperatures. Lowering the water level protects the water

line tiles and plastic skimmers from freeze damage and allows room for rainfall

through the winter months.

2.  Remove hardware from pool.  This includes removing ladders, handrails,

dive boards, skimmer baskets, return jets and vac fittings, etc.

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3.  Remove any debris from pool water such as leaves and worms.

4.  Blow debris off pool deck.  Make sure deck is free of debris before

cover is installed on pool.

5.  Run anchors up for safety cover.  If its a tarp and water bag system

we will start filling up water tubes and placing them around the pool.

6.  Install winter stand pipes.  Installing winter stand pipes allows us to

add antifreeze to return lines that are submerged under water without

taking too much water out of the pool.  If return lines do not have female

threads, then compressed air will have be put through the line and

plugged at the same time.

7.  Run compressed air through pool plumbing.  We will run

compressed air through suction side plumbing which includes:

Skimmers, vac lines and drain lines.  Pressure side plumbing will 

include:  Inlets, water fountains, bubblers, sprayer jets and step inlet lines.

Removing water from all pool plumbing will prevent freeze damage.

Main drain lines cannot be plugged, however putting compressed air through

the drain line and shutting the drain valve at the same time creates an airlock

on the drain line.

8.  Add antifreeze. We add antifreeze to skimmer lines, vac lines, return lines and other water features on the pool.

9.  Plug all fittings on pool that can be plugged.

10.  Remove plugs from pool pump, filter, heater, and chlorinator.  Put multiport valve in winter position, and store plugs in pump basket so they may be easily found in the spring.

11.  Check and balance chemicals.  Add a winter algacide, winter shock and add a sequestering agent.

12.  Install cover. Install cover pump or step pump depending on the cover.

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