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    Closing/Winterizing with BBB

    Hi everyone. . I normally just browse through everyones great pictures This is my 1st year using BBB and our 1st year of having a NICE 24ft above ground pool. (18 ft soft pool last year) So I'm VERY new to this winterizing process.. .I know i have to drain water below the skimmer and empty my pump. BUT what i dont know is how to winterize using the BBB??? I didnt really find anything covering that aspect? I ordered our pool cover and its in now. . .And thanks Oklahoma weather its going to be dipping into the 70's Time to cover the pool
    24ft 52" Round AG (sand)
    Est 7/2012

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    Re: Closing/Winterizing with BBB

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    Re: Closing/Winterizing with BBB

    Thank You! I must have just skipped right over it!
    24ft 52" Round AG (sand)
    Est 7/2012

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    Re: Closing/Winterizing with BBB

    So does everyone still use the algaecide also? I think I'm more confused chemical wise than anything. . . My pools been crystal clear so far. . .I dont want to screw it up and have a mess to deal with next spring
    24ft 52" Round AG (sand)
    Est 7/2012

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    Re: Closing/Winterizing with BBB

    Some use it some dont. Just make sure if you use it that it doesn't contain copper.
    Look at the chemical names on the label, Polyquat 60 is what you're looking for.
    Eric

    IG 17x33 Grecian - Vinyl Liner (21k gallons), Hayward Pro-Grid DE 4820 filter, Hayward Super Pump, CompuPool SWG CPSC36, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Closing/Winterizing with BBB

    Quote Originally Posted by terra.denby86
    So does everyone still use the algaecide also? I think I'm more confused chemical wise than anything. . . My pools been crystal clear so far. . .I dont want to screw it up and have a mess to deal with next spring
    I added 0 chemicals when I closed last year, pool was greenish because I ignored it late Sept-Oct. Shocked in the spring and all good. The year before I was much better at maintaining the final month, I shocked it right before removing the equipment (water temp under 60). The water was perfect when I opened it, still had a decent amount of chlorine. Quick shock and was good to go. I've never used algaecide since going BBB a few years ago. This is my plan this year after the water temp drops under 60.

    -vac
    -shock
    -put the pillow in and cover on loosely...let the pump run a bit
    -put my skimmer cover on and return plug in
    -remove the equipment, clean it and put it in the basement
    -cinch down the cover

    Gee, that makes it sound like this can be done in 30 mins...not. LOL That big cover takes some time to get on there.
    Mike
    2007 1st full year with AG pool~15k gallons 18'x33' JW
    6/2010 added 2 button Intex SWG-painless except for when reset
    Switched to BBB from Baquacil (couldn't pay me to go back)

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    Re: Closing/Winterizing with BBB

    Thanks everyone!!!!!
    24ft 52" Round AG (sand)
    Est 7/2012

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    Re: Closing/Winterizing with BBB

    So you do recommend using pillows? this is my first year of having an aboveground pool, 15x30. I just want to make sure we winterize correctly. Is there a particular cover you recommend as well?

    Thank you!
    Stephanie
    15' x 30' AG Pool - approximately 12,200 gallons
    SwimPro Voyager - 2HP pump w/SwimPro Voyager Filter
    Nature2 Vision Pro Aboveground

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