How to Close Your Saltwater Pool for Winter

How to Close Your Saltwater Pool for Winter

Check the salt level and clean your saltwater pool to get it ready for the winter. This blog post will talk about why you should check your salt levels, make sure the water in your pool is balanced, and clean your pool every day.

Don't add salt, and keep an eye on the salt level

In the winter, the water in your saltwater pool will look different. As the temperature drops, the chlorine generator will show that the salt level in the water is lower than it really is. Use salt test strips to get an accurate reading. Follow the instructions that came with your saltwater pool to make sure you don’t add too much or too little salt. Too much salt can react with other things in your pool to make ugly stains, especially if you don’t pay attention to it during the winter.

Even out the Water

Checking the salt level is just one part of making sure the water in your pool is balanced. You want to know how acidic or basic each pool’s water is, which is shown by the pH level. Check the pH level of your pool a week before you close it for the season. You want your pH to be between 7.2 and 7.8, your total alkalinity to be between 80 and 120 ppm, and your calcium hardness to be between 200 and 400 ppm. If things are too concentrated, make the changes by adding the chemicals or plain water and letting the water flow. If the chemicals in your pool are out of balance, salt water may form crystals on the cover. Keep the pH below 7.6 if the calcium level is higher than 400 ppm to stop the scale from forming.

Pool Cleaning

When you close a pool for the winter, you need to clean and drain everything, including the pool. Clean your equipment to keep chemicals from mixing with the air while they wait for warm weather. Let your pool filter run longer than usual as the end of the season approaches to make sure your pool is as clean as it can be.

Prepare your equipment and water for winter


Winterizing your saltwater pool is the last step in getting it ready for the winter. Online, you can buy packets and kits with the chemicals and tools you need to close your pool for the winter. But our experts at Sunrise Premiere can help you figure out how to keep your saltwater pool in great shape.

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