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    Winterizing Intex Saltwater Pool

    We live in San Diego, CA. Mild weather little rain. Going to leave our Intex Pool, with Saltron Chlorine generator up for the winter. Any suggestions for what should be done? Should I just keep checking water chemistry and adjust through the winter or is there something else, easier, less expensive to do. Thank you.
    Intex 9X18x52 Ultra Frame Pool, 5000 gals, Saltron Retro Saltwater Generator, Hayward Power Flow Matrix 1 1/2 hp pump, Xstream 150 sq/ft filter

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    Will you be covering the pool ? Will your water temp get below 60 ?
    Take a look at this pool-school/winterizing%20and%20closing%20your%20above%20group%20pool

    If you cover the pool you'll lose very little FC due to the lack of sun and cooler water temps. If your water temp gets below 60 and stays below 60 you can cover it up and turn your SWG off and bring your FC up to shock level. Your FC levels will hold for quite awhile at shock level. You could also cover it up, turn SWG off and maintain FC levels with bleach. Once again with the pool covered you'll lose a lot less FC.
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: Winterizing Intex Saltwater Pool

    Thank you. It is well covered. Are you saying turn off the SWG. What product can I use to bring it to shock level. Sorry I'm a complete neophyte. Water may dip below 60. Nights are usually 55-65 degrees.
    Intex 9X18x52 Ultra Frame Pool, 5000 gals, Saltron Retro Saltwater Generator, Hayward Power Flow Matrix 1 1/2 hp pump, Xstream 150 sq/ft filter

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    Yes you can turn off SWG. You can bring it to shock level with regular household bleach according to your CYA level. pool-school/chlorine_cya_chart_shock
    Use the pool calc to determine your bleach dosage calc.html
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: Winterizing Intex Saltwater Pool

    Thx again.
    Intex 9X18x52 Ultra Frame Pool, 5000 gals, Saltron Retro Saltwater Generator, Hayward Power Flow Matrix 1 1/2 hp pump, Xstream 150 sq/ft filter

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    Re: Winterizing Intex Saltwater Pool

    We put in a closing chemical kit from any pool store. Run the filter for 24 hours and throw the scum bug and bromine floater in. Drain below the return hole and disconnect valves. Pool pillows and cover. Before putting the filter/swg away each fall I soak the copper bars to remove any debris and its ready to go for next year!
    24' Sharkline Matrix. Coral Reef Liner. Clearwater II Cartridge Filter. Saltron Retro Salt WaterGenerator. 4x20 Ecosaver Solar Panels, Rover Jr. robot vac. Fiberglass Steps and Lifesaver pool fence/gate.

    Previous pool: 9x18 intex with salt water generator and vinylworks 5x10 deck.

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    Re: Winterizing Intex Saltwater Pool

    No need for those closing kits. Only chlorine and if you want extra insurance polyquat60 algaecide.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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