Splash-A-Round Aboveground Soft Side Pool Winterization Instructions!

It is important to make sure the pool chemistry is properly adjusted before closing the pool. Ensure that the pH is 7.5 and the chlorine is 2-3 ppm. If using a salt system, the chlorine should be 2-3 ppm as well. If you are using a Baquacil or Biqunide product, your sanitizer should be 30-50 ppm and your oxidizer should be in the good range as well. Adjust these levels before proceeding.

Add winterization chemicals (nonchlorine shock, metal control and winter algaecide) by the recommended dosage to the water and allow to circulate 12-24 hrs.

Vacuum pool one last time and net off any debris.

Clean the filter (backwash and rinse if you have a sand filter, or remove your element on a cartridge or DE filter – rinse and store outside of the filter canister to allow it to air dry).

Leave water level at the normal operating height -do NOT drain any additional water out of the pool. We want the walls to stay fully expanded at all time.

Place #9 Rubber Winter Plug on inside of the skimmer wall fitting – position and center inside the fitting and tighten it down.

Unscrew hose on the outside of the skimmer fitting.

Wipe inside of fitting to make sure it is dry – double check that the rubber plug previously inserted on the inside of the pool is situated properly that it is not leaking or seeping from around it anywhere.

Thread in the white plastic cap with oring on the outside of the pool.

Once completed, the skimmer fitting should have the white cap on the outside of the fitting and the rubber plug on the inside of the fitting. It should be sealed and not leaking.

On the return fitting, that returns the water back into the pool, remove the eyeball (make sure all 3 pieces of it come out, so that you are back to the main wall fitting with no additional attachments).

Place #9 Rubber Winter Plug on inside of the return wall fitting – position and center inside the fitting and tighten it down.

Unscrew hose on the outside of the return fitting.

Wipe inside of fitting to make sure it is dry – double check that the rubber plug previously inserted on the inside of the pool is situated properly that it is not leaking or seeping from around it anywhere.

Thread in the white plastic cap with oring on the outside of the pool.

Once completed, the return fitting & skimmer fitting should have the white cap on the outside of the fitting and the rubber plug on the inside of the fitting. It should be sealed and not leaking.

Place winter cover taunt over the pool and secure with cable/bungee cords. On a rectangle pool, fold corners over like wrapping a present and make sure they are sealed tightly. The cover should be tight like a drum once completed. It is NOT recommended to use pillows under the winter cover on this style of pool.

Recommendation: Dab the Hold Down Fitting and the Return Wall Fitting with Lube Tube product to prevent ice from building up. Dab on the face of the plug as well as all the way around the face of the wall fitting. You should be able to reach these from the outside of the pool, leaning over the pool.

The pool should be properly winterized at this time, now on to the filter system! To learn how to properly winterize your filter system, click here!

 

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