Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Winterizing of freshly filled above ground pool

  1. Back To Top    #1
    star51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Bourbonnais, Illinois

    Winterizing of freshly filled above ground pool

    I am the first season user of above ground Baquacil pool.
    Swimming in the pool, I felt very unpleasant taste in my mouth - maybe it was the reaction on chemicals.
    I have decided to switch to the salt water generator.
    Today, due to installation problems, my pool was drained, fixed and filled with fresh water.
    So, now I have a good moment for the switching to SWG.
    However, I am planning to install it in the spring at the pool opening.
    How should I winterize my pool now? What chemicals and how much to add?

    Thank you very much for the help in advance.

    13.5K gal, above-ground oval, 1.5 HP Waterway pump, 150 sq ft cartridge filter, Baquacil.

  2. Back To Top    #2
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Winterizing of freshly filled above ground pool

    Welcome to TFP!

    I wouldn't add any chemicals this fall unless you want to finish the conversion to chlorine this fall before closing. Some baqua residue will remain in the filter and the plumbing, so you need to follow the baqua conversion guide either now or in the spring. Since the water was replaced and you weren't using baqua for very long the conversion will go very very quickly, but it is still necessary. In any case, do not add any more baquacil sanitizer. Using algaecide is alright, but probably not required.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts