How To Winterize An Above Ground Pool

How To Winterize An Above Ground Pool

In today’s article, we show you step-by-step how to winterize an above ground pool with a solid winter cover. These steps can also be used for mesh winter pool cover applications.

Things You’ll Need

Steps to Winterize an Above Ground Pool

Step 1:

Remove the pool ladder and all accessories from your pool.

Step 2:

Vacuum your pool and remove all dirt and debris. 

Step 3: 

Test and balance your chemical levels.

Step 4: 

Purchase a winterizing kit.

Step 5:

Apply winterizing chemicals to your pool.

Step 6:

Install a skimmer door cover and plug the return jets.

Step 7: 

Turn your multiport valve to the winter setting. 

Step 8:

Remove all drain caps from equipment. 

Step 9: 

Remove all suction and return plumbing connections.

Step 10: 

Store pool pump inside for further protection from the elements.

Step 11:

Purchase a winter cover for your pool.

Step 12:

Open your new winter cover and prepare it for placement over the pool.

Step 13:

Pull the winter cover over the top of the pool and ensure it is evenly positioned. 

Step 14:

Install the pool cover cable by weaving it in and out of the metal grommets. 

Step 15: 

Tighten the cover cable using the provided cable winch. 

Step 16:

Secure your winter cover to the ground to prevent removal or damage from high winds.

You have successfully winterized your above ground pool. Don’t forget to visit us over at for all your swimming pool and spa needs. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recommended Resources

What should I use to test my pool water?

July 17, 2019
In this episode, we discuss different methods for testing pool water. ...
Watch Now

Water Chemistry For Saltwater Pools

– BLOG UPDATED 9/25/17 Some pool owners have a misconception that throwing shock into the pool and owning a salt chlorine...
Read Now
How to replace an above ground pool liner

How To Replace an Above Ground Pool Liner

May 5, 2021
In this video, we walk you through the steps to replace an above ground pool liner. ...
Watch Now
Should you install your pool on a concrete pad? -

Should you install your pool on a concrete pad?

Rob and Matt tackle a question about winter pool covers “Should you install your pool on a concrete pad?"...
Read Now

Looking for pool parts?

Shop Motors Shop Filters Shop Pumps Shop Salt Systems Shop Lights Shop Cleaners
Copyright © 2024 INYOpools All rights reserved