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Want Some Help Closing Your Swimming Pool?
We are here to help you! Sparkle Pools has been performing pool closings in Knoxville, Knox County, Strawberry Plains Tennessee, Dandridge County, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Sevier County Jefferson County, Grainger County, Union County, Anderson County, Roane County, Loudon County, and Blount County, TNfor 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!
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Here Are Some General Guidelines For Your Pool Closing:
1. Drain water down
2. Remove hardware from the pool.
3. Remove debris from pool water.
4. Blow debris off the pool deck.
5. Run anchors up for safety cover.
6. Install winter standpipes.
7. Run compressed air through
8. Add antifreeze to pool plumbing.
9. Plug all fittings in the pool.
10. Remove plugs from pool equipment.
11. Check and balance chemicals.
12. Install a Safety Cover.
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 waterline tiles and plastic skimmers from freeze damage and allows room for rainfall through the winter months.2. Remove hardware from the pool. This includes removing ladders, handrails, dive boards, skimmer baskets, return jets, 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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