Making Your Investment Last (Off-Season)
There are some simple steps you can take when your pool is not in use to ensure that your pool liner lasts.
- Have Teddy Bear Pools & Spas close the pool down or have them supply you with instructions so that you can do the job yourself.
- Make sure you follow all instructions carefully so that you protect your pool and liner properly.
- Clean and vacuum your pool thoroughly.
- Clean out the skimmers and remove all leaves or other debris.
- Test the water chemistry and balance it by adding what is required to bring your pool water into normal range.
- Leave your filter and pump running for several hours thereafter in order to circulate and fully dilute and dissolve all the chemicals completely.
Chlorine may settle in the pool and bleach the liner if it is not completely dissolved. Chemicals in floating devices can cause the liner to discolor or fade in areas below it.
After all the chemicals are fully dissolved, remove all floating chemical dispensers then lower the level of the water in the pool to the level recommended by Teddy Bear Pools Lab Tech’s.
Follow Your Pool closing Instructions
The instructions you receive should include:
- Blowing all the water out of lines (In ground pools only)
- Plugging all lines
- Disconnecting, drainage and proper storage of the filter and pump
- Plugging and preparing the skimmers
- Safe storage of leftover chemicals
Make sure you follow all instructions carefully so that you protect your pool and liner properly.
Install proper-fitting cover
Install a proper fitting winter pool cover that covers the main body of the pool as well as any stairs, swim-outs or benches. Seal the cover tightly around the perimeter of the pool. A good cover that fits properly and is secured in place will make it much easier and quicker for you to get your pool in shape for next year’s pool season.