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Thread: Closing An Above Ground installed like an inground

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    Closing An Above Ground installed like an inground

    I know there are lots of posts on closing for the winter and that they are slightly different betwenn inground and above ground. My pool (stats in my signature) is an aboveground pool buried so only 2ft of the walls are exposed. Our deck is built so it looks inground. The skimmer baskets are under the deck and most of the plumbing to the pump/filter is buried. We've already insulated the pipes from skimmer to soil level and will wrap the pipes from pump to soil level as well as cover the exposed equipment

    Which closing procedure should I follow? This is my first year with the new pool (previously years have been 100% aboveground - quickset type pools). I did get the borates done this summer (haven't updated my signature).

    Thanks in advance for any advice!
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    Re: Closing An Above Ground installed like an inground

    Mine is in Texas, buried 2 feet, and I don't close it. Just run pump when freezing...and it stayed below freezing for like 4 days solid here last year. No problems. I did tarp the equip pad and insulate the pipes just for the wind though. Should've built a cover for it by now!
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    Re: Closing An Above Ground installed like an inground

    Thanks! We've certainly considered that an option.

    Did you keep up with the chemistry all winter or drop in any special winter potions?
    21x41 Oval Doughboy Autumn Breeze installed mostly inground
    Vari-depth Vinyl liner (4ft/6.5ft - about 30K gallon)
    1HP Jandy ProFlow / Jandy CV460 Cartridge Filter
    Maytronics Dolphin Premier Robotic Cleaner
    TF-100 for chemistry / BBB Method / Borates

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