When winter comes, you need to put some extra effort to maintain your pool. If you don’t know how, we’ll teach you how to winterize an Intex above ground pool.
If you own an Intex above ground pool, then you’re probably familiar with how much effort you need to put in so that you can maintain it sometime during the winter.
But if this is your first pool, you may be a bit overwhelmed with the amount of extra work that you’ll need to do.
Fortunately, it’s not that hard to learn how to winterize an Intex above ground pool. All you need to do is follow the steps that we will provide below. Once you winterize your pool, it won’t wear out due to the cold weather.
Why Winterizing Your Pool Is Necessary?
If this is your first-time hearing about winterizing an Intex above ground pool, you may be asking yourself why this process is actually necessary.
When we say “winterize”, we mean that you need to take out all the equipment from the pool and dry out all the pipes. You’re doing this so that the freezing temperature won’t weaken or wear out these parts.
Aside from that, you’ll also want to add some cleaners and chemicals into the water so that you can prevent the growth of algae, bacteria and, mold since they can grow in moist environments.
While winterizing a pool is pretty general for all brands, Intex pools are a bit different. Since Intex pools make use of light materials, you need to be even more meticulous when taking out the equipment since these lightweight materials can be sufficiently damaged through the ice. You’ll want to start winterizing your Intex pools once the temperature reaches 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
How To Winterize An Intex Above Ground Pool (Easy Steps)
Now that we’re done with the WHY, let’s go to the HOW.
How do you winterize an Intex above ground pool?
Here are the steps:
1. Clean Up Your Above Ground Pool
The first thing you’ll want to do is clean up your pool. When your pipes clog up, you need to make sure you take away all of the debris inside. Other than that, you also need to vacuum the bottom and side of the pool. You may also want to take away any grime inside the water by using a skimmer or vacuum.
2. Drain Your Pool
Once you clean your pool, the next thing to do is drain out the water. Make sure that the drain plug is connected when you’re draining the pool. After that, look for the drain connector and attach a hose to the end of the connector.
When that is attached, make your way to the drain valve and take out the cap. From there, you need to push the drain connector to the valve. After that’s done, the water will start flowing. Let it all drain until all water comes out.
3. Connect All Parts
Once all the water from the pool has been drained, you need to connect all the parts with each other. Basically, you’ll be bringing the pool back to its original state before the draining process.
4. Clean The Pool
Since there is no more water in the pool, you can start cleaning it. You can use some mild detergent and a wet cloth. Just make sure that there is no residue or hard water left inside the pool.
5. Dismantle The Pool
The next step is to dismantle the frame and take out the liner. Let the liner air dry and then fold it. Once folded, put it aside for storage. Make your way to the other parts and dry them off (or drain them if there’s water in them).
If there are molds or mildew, clean them off with some detergent. From there, throw away the filter cartridge.
6. Store The Pool Parts
Now that all the pool parts are disassembled, you just need to store them properly. We recommend that you store them in someplace warm like the garage or a storehouse.
In just 6 very simple steps, you now know how to winterize an Intex above ground pool. So, by the time the cold season comes, don’t forget to remember this guide and follow the steps that we’ve taught you here. They’ll all come in handy if you want to preserve your Intex above ground pool for a long time.