Briefly, the difference between the traditional above ground pool and a portable pool are what define the difference in properly winterizing it for the coming winter. As an example, the local store may advise you to drain your pool halfway. This is incredibly important with the metal-sided above ground pool because they use considerably thinner non-reinforced liners. But a portable pool uses reinforced vinyl that is much stronger than the traditional above ground style. However, if sever snowfall is forecasted, it is best to drain the water at least 1/3rd to reduce the weightload on larger EZ Lap Pools. Be sure to familiarize yourself with warranty coverage as it relates to weather-related damage.
Now there are some similarities in protecting accessories just as would be the case with any pool. Plastic items such as filters, ladders, toys and such can become brittle in the cold and wear down the items life span if left outside exposed to the cold and snow. It is best to store these items inside. It is also very important to cover your portable pool for the winter as well. Portable pools should have their own pool covers (as there are many styles, shapes and designs). If you purchased an EZ Pool then be sure to go back to our website and buy a Pool Cover specifically made for your portable pool (not recommended or available for larger sizes).
The next area that confuses customers is chemicals. There should be no confusion on this issue at all as the chemicals needed to winterize an above ground pool would be the same for a portable swimming pool as well. So follow the advice of your local pools store on this matter as they will be the most qualified for advice in your area - as they are far more familiar with local water issues than any national entity would be.
By following these simply guidelines, a portable pool customer can properly prepare their pool for the coming winter. If you would like more information , give us a call call or shoot us an email. We have over 25 years of experience with portable pools and are uniquely qualified to provide advice on properly caring for a portable swimming pool.
How to Winterize a Portable Pool
Important tips on properly preparing a portable swimming pool, which are vastly different that traditional above-ground pools.
There is a lot of confusion about properly winterizing a portable swimming pool these days. Many customers are given improper advice by local pool stores. Not because they mean to cause damage, but simply because most of the employees are only familiar with the old fashioned metal-sided pool that have very different needs.
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