Sand Filter System: How to Winterize for Pool Closing
It is very important that you properly store your filter system for the winter to avoid any damage. Follow these steps to winterize your sand filter system.
It is very important that you properly store your filter system for the winter to avoid any damage that could be caused by the freezing temperatures. Proper maintenance of your pool’s equipment is essential to keep it running correctly. Follow these steps and essential rules to winterize your sand filter system.
Sand Filter System Winterizing Tips
The first thing you should do when winterizing your sand filter system is to perform a backwash. After the water is running clear from the nozzle, turn off the power. After you backwash, move the valve to the “rinse” position and let it run for 30 seconds.
After a backwash and rinse, place the valve to the “winterize” setting on the top mount valve. This will allow water to drain from the valve.
Next, you’re going to have to completely drain all the water from the filter tank. To do this simply unscrew and remove the drain cap on the bottom of the filter barrel. Put the cap away in a safe place until the next time you open the pool. You do not need to remove any sand from the filter. Your sand filter system‘s sand is good for about 4-5 years.
Finally you are going to disconnect all of the hoses from the filter. Place the sand filter, pump, hoses, and the drain cap in a dry, safe place until the pool is ready to be used again.
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