Swimming Pool Closings

Above Ground Pool Closing Checklist

Before you close your above ground pool you will want to make sure that you have all the tools and supplies before you get started so we have put together this pool closing checklist for your above ground pool.

Pool Cover Installation

You will need wire cutters to cut the extra slack from the cable that you secure with the winch.

Winterizing The Pool Filter

You will need a large pair of channel locks, small pair of channel locks and also a flat head screwdriver.

Winterizing pool Pump

You will need to remove the drain plugs and also loosen the pump unions to remove the pump. You will need a large and small pair of channel locks for these tasks.

Pool Skimmer Winterization

When you close up and winterize your pool skimmer you can either use a “winter plate” or a gizmo inside of the skimmer to protect it from freezing. You can use a Philips head screw driver to install the skimmer winter plate or you can use the gizmo which will screw right into the skimmer threads on the bottom.

Removing Ladders & Handrails

You will also want to remove the ladder and the handrails from the poolside. You can do this with an adjustable wrench, open end wrench or a with a socket set.

Total List Of Tools

Large Channel Locks
Small Pair Channel Locks
Flathead Screwdriver
Phillips Head Screwdriver
Socket Set
Open End Wrenches
Adjustable Wrench

List Of Pool Closing Supplies

Pool Cover
Pool Cable & Winch
Basic Hand Tools
Pool Skimmer Plate
Pool Gizmo
Pool Antifreeze