Video: Poolside Chat Episode #15 – Winter Covers for Above Ground Pools

This is Poolside Chat where every week we answer your questions on how to fix and maintain your swimming pool. Poolside Chat is presented by, helping pool owners find the right parts since 2001. In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question:
  • What should I use to cover my above ground pool when it is closed during the winter months?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

Poolside Chat Episode #15 Video

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Closing Your Pool for the Winter

This week in Florida the temperature reached the 70s. Yup, the 70s. You know what that means, right? It means summer is ending, fall is near, and the pool season is coming to a close. Luckily for us Floridians, we can stretch out our pool season for at least a few more weeks. However, our northern pool owners should start thinking about beginning the process of closing and winterizing their pools. Even pool owners in the South should take precautions to protect their pool equipment. Pool owners in the South are not exempt from water freezing temperatures.

The closer we get to winter, the more calls we receive about the the winterizing process. This is great news. It means pool owners are taking the necessary precautions to protect their pools. Although not a daunting task to complete, winterizing your pool the correct way is necessary to protect your pool and pool equipment from freezing. It also saves you time and money in the spring when temperature rises again.

To help with the winterizing process, we’ve compiled a checklist that pool owners can follow to ensure their pool is closed properly. (more…)

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