Winterizing your aboveground sand, cartridge or DE filter system!

Sand Filter System

In order to properly winterize your sand filter system on your pool, follow these steps:

  • Backwash/Rinse sand filter system one last time before shutting the system down.
  • Remove drain cap on the bottom of the sand filter – place somewhere safe, like in the pump pot basket, so you can find it easily in the spring.
  • Remove motor – unbolt from the base and store in a shed, garage, or basement out of the elements.
  • Remove all hoses to and from the filter system and store away for the winter where they will not freeze or get damaged.
  • Rotate handle on the top of the sand filter to the WINTERIZE position. This keeps the handle decompressed from the gasket for the winter time.
  • Make sure all of the water has been removed from the tank of the sand filter and leave cap off over the winter time, to allow moisture out as needed.

Cartridge or DE filter system

  • Remove cartridge/DE element from filter canister – rinse and store somewhere dry.  
  • Remove motor – unbolt from the base and store in a shed, garage, or basement out of the elements.
  • Remove drain cap on the bottom of the filter tank and allow all of the water to escape. If you plan on leaving the tank outside, you can tip the unit upside down or use a shop vac/blower to make sure all of the water is removed. Then replace drain cap and place top cover back on and lock with locking ring.
  • Remove all hoses to and from the filter system and store away for the winter where they will not freeze or get damaged.
 

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