Hello and thanks ahead of time for any help/suggestions.
First, thanks for a great site. I have read the pool school a few times, but still need to ask a couple questions.
This is our first winter closing of our 24'X48" round above ground salt water pool. We converted from Bacquacil back in June by draining and starting fresh. We use an Intex SWG. Works fine so far. The water is crystal clear and feels great. Salt, chlorine and CYA levels are perfect. Calcium is still on the high side but I'll work on that next year. No algae since start up.
My question is, when I winterized our Bac pool, all I did was clean it, drain below the skimmer and return lines, bring the bac level up to normal, pour in some algaecide, put in my air pillow and put on the cover. Then I drain the filter and lines, store it, etc... In the spring it was ready to go. I haven't winterized a chlorine pool in 12 years, let alone a salt water pool. What do I do besides clean it, run the SWG until the chlorine is up to level, make sure the CYA is up to level, drain below the lines and cover? Do I need to add any algaecide? If so, any suggestions as to brand/type? Anything else I need to add or check?
Again, thanks in advance for any suggestions.