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How to Use Swimming Pool Antifreeze

Have you ever heard of people using swimming pool antifreeze?

In this article, we look at how to use the right kind of antifreeze because people do indeed use in it the swimming pool.

Are we talking about the antifreeze that first comes to mind? No!

Here’s all the information you need about using antifreeze in your pool.

QUESTION:

Why is it important to use antifreeze to winterize my pool that has been specifically designed for swimming pool use?

ANSWER:

Because, it’s non-toxic to animals and people. Never use automotive antifreeze because it is toxic. Make sure your bottle is labeled “swimming pool antifreeze.” Questions? Stop by or give us a call.

QUESTION:

Is swimming pool antifreeze something I should use?

ANSWER:

You can  use antifreeze as additional insurance against faulty plugs, or if you aren’t certain you blew all the water out of your lines.

QUESTION:

How much should I use?

ANSWER:

The standard advise is to use one gallon of pool antifreeze for every 10 feet of 1.5 inch pipe, assuming your pipe is full of water. If you are adding it to an empty pipe or nearly empty pipe, you can use much less.

QUESTION:

How do I add it?

ANSWER:

Once you’ve lowered your water to winter level, pour it into the skimmer to protect the skimmer line.

QUESTION:

How do I add it?

ANSWER:

Once you’ve lowered your water to winter level, pour it into the skimmer to protect the skimmer line.
pump, filter, heater or chlorinator.

QUESTION:

Can I pour the antifreeze right into the pool?

ANSWER:

Absolutely not! Pool antifreeze is NOT for the pool. It’s for the pipes.

QUESTION:

What if it gets in the water?

ANSWER:

Pool antifreeze won’t harm the pool if it gets in the water because it is non-toxic or dangerous to pets or people. It may, however, make your pets sick if they drink the water. Again, never use automotive antifreeze because it IS harmful to swimmers, human and canine.

QUESTION:

What if it gets in the water?

ANSWER:

Pool antifreeze won’t harm the pool if it gets in the water because it is non-toxic or dangerous to pets or people.
Want more info on using pool antifreeze? Contact us today!

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