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All good things come to an end and summer is no exception. And, when the leaves start to fall and the temperature starts to drop, that would probably be the right time to start your winter pool maintenance.
The most important thing that should be done before anything else is making sure that all the water is out of your swimming pool equipment (heaters, filers, pumps, etc.) Any water left in equipment could freeze up and do a real number on those equipment pipes. To do this, try the following steps:
• Use compressed air or a non-toxic anti-freeze to make sure the pipes are completely dry
• After the drying is done, seal off the surface skimmer area and chlorinate the water again
• Drain the pool water about 18 inches below the coping
• Tightly cover