Limited quantities available. We can only fill orders with stock that is remaining in inventory. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Winter Care Algaecide available separately from Winter Care Closing Kit. To order by the case, order in quantities of 12.
Winterize the right way with Winter Care! Winter can be tough on pool. Algae and other problems can start even in cold weather, making spring opening messy and expensive. Prevent these problems now by winterizing your pool properly and using Winter Care closing products. Winter Care products are specifically designed to keep your pool water clean and clear all winter long.
Proper winterization also protects pool surfaces and equipment, and makes spring start-up quick and easy. Keep in mind, proper winterization involves more than just adding products. Follow the steps below to make sure your pool is well protected through the cold weather months.
1. Balance the pool water.
Take a sample of your pool water. If needed, adjust the pH to 7.4 - 7.6 and make sure the other balance factors are in their proper range.
2. Winter Cleaning.
Brush all pool walls and bottom and vacuum if needed. Clean along the waterline and around pool surfaces with an appropriate pool surface cleaner. Also clean out the skimmer and hair and lint trap. Backwash your filter and use a chemical cleaner to remove oils and grease and ensure proper operation.
3. Add Winter Care products.
Add Winter Shock to your pool at a rate of 1 lb. per 10,000 gallons. Scatter the product evenly over the pool surface. Winter Shock should dissolve completely when added, but use your pool brush to mix up any product that settles to the bottom. If the pool water is already cold (below 60 degrees), you should pre-dissolve this product before adding to water. Pre-dissolve Winter Shock by adding 1 lb. of shock to 2-3 gallons of water. Mix thoroughly and then add evenly across pool surface. Add Winter Care Algaecide to the pool at a rate of 1 pint per 10,000 gallons or 1 quart per 20,000 gallons. Apply product around the edges of the pool. Use the pool pump to distribute these products evenly throughout the water.
4. Prepare your equipment.
Consult with your pool builder or local professional dealer about proper winterization for your pool equipment. This may involve partial draining, plugging lines, and equipment removal and storage. If you use antifreeze to protect your pool lines or equipment, be sure to use antifreeze approved for pool use. Do not use automotive antifreeze.
5. Cover the pool.
A well designed cover will keep your pool protected and free from leaves, dirt, and other debris during the winter months. Solid covers should be free of holes and held in place securely by water tubes or cables. Add about 2 inches of water to the top of the cover to help hold it in place. Mesh covers may also be used but will allow rain and some material to enter the pool during the winter. Apply an additional treatment of Winter Shock and Winter Algaecide about halfway through the winter to help keep the water clean and free from algae. Please call our Customer Service Department for any assistance you may need with pool covers.