How To Close an Above Ground Pool

How To Close an Above Ground Pool

The end of swimming season is unfortunately approaching. But don't worry! We're here to help with the pool closing process!

Winterizing your pool correctly is crucial to maintain your pool's health, especially in the Midwest. Our harsh weather conditions during the winter can take a toll on your pool if not done correctly. So, our Pool Experts have put together this series to ensure you can winterize your pool properly so you can enjoy it for years to come!

Don't forget! Our 8 Chicagoland locations provide FREE water testing! If you need assistance with balancing your water or finding the correct chemicals and equipment, stop in store! Our Pool Experts can guide you in the right direction!

Step 1: Select the Best Winter Cover 

Products mentioned:

Classic Winter Cover 

Select Winter Cover

Premium Winter Cover

Step 2: Select an Ice Compensator 

Products mentioned: 

Ice Compensator 4' x 5'

Ice Compensator 4' x 8'

Pillow Pal

Step 3: Vacuum Out Debris 

Products mentioned:

4' - 8' Telescopic Pole

12' Telescopic Pole

16' Telescopic Pole 

Vacuum Head

Vacuum Hose

Vacuum Adapter Plate

Vacuum Elbow

Step 4: Balance Water & Add Winterizing Chemicals 

Products mentioned:

Winterizing Kit (up to 8,500 gallons)

Winterizing Kit (up to 16,000 gallons)

Winterizing Kit (up to 36,000 gallons)

Step 5: Winterize Pipes & Drain Lines 

Products mentioned:

Aquador Face Plate Enclosure

Winter Plug

Step 6: Attach Winter Cover & Ice Compensator

Products mentioned:

100" Winter Cover Cable 

110" Winter Cover Cable 

Cable Winch

Cover Clips


We hope that our pool closing guide provided some new tips and tricks on how to properly winterize your pool for the year. The end of swimming season is always a bummer. But don't worry, the fun doesn't stop! We've got a ton of fall-time décor, grills, outdoor activities, and game room essentials that will keep you entertained during the colder months. Stop in before 8/29 to save up to 60% off during our Clearance Sale!

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Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday - Sunday: 10am - 6pm

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Customer Pickup Hours

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Customer Pickup -
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Saturday: 10am - 3pm
Sunday: Closed


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