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    closing an above ground intex pool

    Hi, everyone... I'm going to be closing the pool for the first time and I'm a bit confused. I'm in South Texas, but the weather has cooled enough that it's too cold to get in during the evening and our schedules don't allow any day time swimming. It seems silly to mess with daily upkeep when we're done for the season, so I'm looking to close it down.

    The way I understand it, I need to do these things:
    * vacuum/clean
    * keep at shock level for 24 hours
    * unhook hoses, etc., dry out and put away, close valves, etc.
    * cover

    Things I'm unsure of:
    * Do I leave the water level alone or drain some?
    * Do I put algaecide or anything else in?
    * Will I need to add bleach, etc during winter? If not, what is to keep the water (with no bleach and no filter) from turning into an ugly, nasty cesspool over the next few months?

    Thanks for your help.

    Intex metal frame AG 18' 7000 gal. SWG

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    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    New Caney, Texas

    Re: closing an above ground intex pool

    Hi Maria

    There is some good info at these links:

    We are expecting highs in the low 80s the next few days here so we will be swimming today. Our 1st pool and going to see how long we can keep it fully open, but we don't plan on a full close.

    Ps. Have you looked at solar covers?
    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
    Full Sun, Well Water, Borates at approx. 50
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