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Accessories for Winterizing your Swimming Pool

By Debbie - Updated On: 01/20/20

WINTER IS COMING! To prepare for the cold season you'll want to make sure your pool is set up for success in order to endure the changes it will face. Here are some items you will need to properly winterize your swimming pool.

You will need to use a winter plug in each swimming pool return inlet.

We also recommend using a Gizzmo skimmer plug for each skimmer. The Gizzmo skimmer plug is designed to absorb the expansion of winter freeze-ups in your skimmers.

Making sure you use the proper winterizing chemicals for your swimming pool is very important. Royal Swimming Pools offers a Winterizing Kit in a variety of sizes depending on your size swimming pool. We also offer instructions on winterizing your pool. Or you can use EZ Pool instead for a clean and clear opening next season. 

Using a winter cover is very helpful, it will help cut down on your maintenance when reopening your swimming pool in the spring. Our winter covers for above ground pools come with a vinyl-coated cable and a tightening winch. 

Our winter covers for above ground pools can be found here. Winter covers for inground swimming pools are located here.

Note you will also need to purchase water tubes to hold the cover into place. How many you will need will vary depending on your pool size. You will need to keep excessive amounts of water pumped off your swimming pool cover, you can do this by using a cover pump.

But, is a winter pool cover necessary? Find out here!

Royal Swimming pools also offers top-of-the-line safety covers for your in ground or above ground pools with either a cement or wooden deck. Safety covers are available in both a solid or a mesh material.

The solid safety covers are available with a drain panel or a cover pump to keep off standing water, depending on which type you prefer.  If you do not see your specific size or shape, contact us for a quote on a custom-made safety cover.

This is a brief overview of what to consider, here are some additional resources on winter care for your swimming pool!