If you’re getting ready to close or winterize your pool, you may be asking a few common questions: Should you add antifreeze to your water? What about shock or algaecide? And should you drain your pool or leave the water where it is? Here are 7 common pool closing and winterizing mistakes and how to avoid them.

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⏰ Timestamps:
00:00 – Introduction to Pool Closing and Winterization Mistakes
00:41 – Mistake #1. Closing Your Pool Too Early
01:37 – Mistake #2. Draining Your Pool
04:07 – Mistake #3. Using Antifreeze Instead Of Winterizing Your Lines
05:25 – Mistake #4. Storing Your Pool Gear In The Wrong Place
06:21 – Mistake #5. Not Cleaning Your Pool Before Your Close
06:48 – Mistake #6. Not Balancing Your Water Before Your Close
07:44 – Mistake #7. Using Bricks Or Stones To Hold Down Your Winter Cover

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