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    closing kits

    are opening and closing kits necessary to purchase every year?
    21X41, 30,000, ig, vinyl,48sf de, 1hp hayward super pump, 2" piping, 2 skimmers, 1 main inlet, 2 return, built in 1988, no enclosure, lots of trees around, direct sun. Thanks in advance to all who have answered my questions.

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    Re: closing kits

    No, just follow the pool opening and closing instructions in pool school. Do you live in an area that consistently has hard freeze conditions over the winter?
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    Re: closing kits

    maryland

    thats what i was thinking when i read the contents of them it's usually just chlorine and algea prevention
    21X41, 30,000, ig, vinyl,48sf de, 1hp hayward super pump, 2" piping, 2 skimmers, 1 main inlet, 2 return, built in 1988, no enclosure, lots of trees around, direct sun. Thanks in advance to all who have answered my questions.

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    Re: closing kits

    If your pool is likely to turn into an icecube over the winter, then the most important step in winterizing is lowering the water level below the return, blowing out the lines, and draining the pump and filter. If you close when the water temp is consistently below 60 degrees and open when it is consistently above 60 degrees then you shouldn't have any issues with algae. If you do use an algaecide look for a polyquat version and avoid anything with metals in it.
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    Re: closing kits

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3
    If you close when the water temp is consistently below 60 degrees and open when it is consistently above 60 degrees then you shouldn't have any issues with algae.
    Shouldn't that be "open when it is still consistently BELOW 60 degrees"? Because if you let it get up to 60 before opening the algae can take the time in between to grow?
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