Winterizing

A single treatment of PristineBlue at the end of the swim season is normally all it takes to keep a pool clear until spring.

“Winterizing” or “Closing” a pool means adding products at the end of the swim season to keep it clear without maintenance during the cold winter months.

Step 1: Balance

1a. Balance water parameters to within proper ranges below.

  • Total Alkalinity: 50 to 90 ppm
  • pH: 7.2 to 7.6
  • Calcium Hardness: 100 to 300 ppm
Step 2: Prep

2a. Shock the pool with 1 pound of PristineLithium or PristineExtra per 10,000 gallons of water.

2b. Run the filter for 4 hours.

2c. Clean pool and backwash sand filters. Thoroughly clean D.E. or cartridge filters.

2d. Add 2 ounces of PristineClean per 10,000 gallons of water.

Step 3: Close with PristineBlue

3a. Test the PristineBlue level and add PristineBlue using the Maintenance Dosage Chart below.

3b. Follow the pool and equipment manufacturer’s freeze recommendations.

3c. Cover the pool and shut down the filter.

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NOTE: Unused PristineBlue must be stored at a temperature above 32° Fahrenheit.

You should always read the product label carefully for important warnings, dosage information and instructions.