COMMENT: In as much as these pools are distributed to users
in all geographical areas and are installed under varying climactic
conditions, you must use your own judgment to determine the
wisdom of leaving your pool up through the winter. The manufacturer
cannot assume any responsibility for pool failure which might
result from winter hazards, or from misuse or neglect. To winterize
your pool properly you must follow these steps:
thru wall skimmer inlet and outlets are used, the skimmer
must be blocked off with a block off plate to prevent any
water from laying in the skimmer. The return fitting must
also be blocked off by using a plug on the inside of the
pool. It is very important that the return fitting not protrude
into the pool and that water is not allowed to flow into
the skimmer. If this is not followed, when the ice in your
pool forms it will grab onto your skimmer and return fittings,
and if the ice should shift it will rip your wall at these
properly sized ice compensator (pool pillow) must be secured
in the pool water to relieve the ice pressure that can exert
severe pressure on the pool wall.
chemicals must be used in order to prevent algae growth
throughout the winter. A strong concentration of chlorine
and an algaecide will help.
cover must be used to keep out dirt and debris from the
pool. It is important when securing the cover that enough
is used so that it rests on the top of the water so that
the pressure is not on the pool frame. A build up of snow
the top of the cover should be removed.
the pool is winterized it is important that it remain undisturbed
throughout the winter months.
PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT
The cover should lie on the surface of the pool water. Leave
slack, do not pull tight. Any excessive accumulation of water,
or snow should be removed immediately
Do not install the cover this tight. The weight of snow or
rain will force the cover at the seams and along the pool
During the winter months, inspect your pool and surrounding
area. Remove any accumulation of water, ice and snow from
the top of the pool and from the skimmer and return to prevent
formation of an ice, water or snow load which can cause severe
damage to pool and pool cover.
is essential that you monitor the amount of snow and ice on
top of your pool during the winter months. If you feel that
the cable that attaches the cover to the pool is too tight
and is pulling up on the pool ledges, or is creating excessive
weight on the pool, release the cable at once to prevent damage
to the pool.
note: Improper installation of your pool cover can cause
damage to your pool and will void all pool and cover warranties.
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