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    I read Pool school but......

    The list below is from a winterizing kit: I only need the algaecide according to pool school?

    1 qt. Algaecide
    1 pt. Metal Out
    1.2 Lb. Floating Slow-Dissolving Winter Oxidizing Tablets
    1 Lb. Non-Chlorine Oxi Shock
    FREE Sun Sorb Bright Scum Absorber
    Vinyl 18x36 Single Roman End
    ~26,000 Gallons
    Goldline SWG T-15 Cell
    Sand Filtration
    Pool Tool Zinc Anode
    LaMotte Color-Q Pro 11 Test Kit

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    Re: I read Pool school but......

    You may not really "need" algaecide, but a lot of people use it as insurance. Besides that, not just any algaecide. Make sure it's polyquat 60. A lot of algaecides contain copper and can cause staining expecially over winter.

    1. Raise the FC to shock level.
    2. Add dose of Polyquat (optional).
    3. Disconnect or blow out the lines and equipment & seal them off.
    3. Put winter cover cover on pool.

    That's really about all there is to it. There's a few intermediate steps like, clean filter, remove and store swg, remove pump, etc. depending on your particular location and situation.
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    Re: I read Pool school but......

    If you notice from bama's steps, you can winterize your pool without buying the expensive "winterizing kit". If you can, return it, and just buy bleach and polyquat.

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    Re: I read Pool school but......

    i didn't buy anything yet. But since it's and intex pool, I will be keeping the cover off during the winter, should I do anything different. It's my first year trying to keep it up in the winter. I am going to use a cover until the first snow. Should I put anything in it during the winter months. Or just leave it.
    Vinyl 18x36 Single Roman End
    ~26,000 Gallons
    Goldline SWG T-15 Cell
    Sand Filtration
    Pool Tool Zinc Anode
    LaMotte Color-Q Pro 11 Test Kit

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    Re: I read Pool school but......

    If you don't winterize you'll need to keep it chlorinated and circulating. Just like normal swim season.
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