Proper winterization of a swimming pool can make or break your swimming pool. Winter damage is costly, frustrating and time consuming.

Having the right products on hand for the job and a great team behind you can ensure your pool opens up clean and unharmed the following spring.

The best winter covers

Best winter pool covers

There are different covers for different applications.

This first one is a leaf catcher. It can be used on aboveground and inground swimming pools and is ideally used with another cover underneath. Catch the leaves in the fall even before you put on your winter cover and remove early winter to prevent soggy leaves getting through.

This enviro cover is also nice. A winner on aboveground pools it makes for a very clean opening. It keeps stuff on top and allows the water to pass through which also helps with water load on top of the cover.

A safety cover is the cover for inground swimming pools. It does all of the above plus it provide an element of safety for kids, pets and wandering animals.

For more info on safety covers check out our blog on this very topic !

Other winterizing items you may need- consider these:

leaf bagger

This leaf bagger is a must have for leafy pools. It is an easy way to remove those pesky leaves in no time flat.

Cover rake

A cover rake is a great tool for removing leaves  from your solar blanket  or winter cover. It neatly attaches to your pool for ease of use.

Leaf net

Another great product for leaf removal. This deep leaf net is designed to scoop leaves for easy removal.


The perfect item to prevent ice from damaging your skimmer over the winter. If its damaged in the spring just replace and know you just saved yourself some serious money!

Antifreeze is used in the return lines for inground pools and in pumps.

Ensure you have a good quality brand like this Hibernate premium antifreeze from BioGuard. A triple action antifreeze, corrosion inhibitor and lubricator it is guaranteed to –50°F (-45°C)!

Miscellaneous winter items

You may also need some of these miscellaneous winterizing items:

  • Cover pumps for automatic or safety covers
  • Regular or duck plugs
  • The blue tool to easily remove them
  • Water bags for those who have a water bag cover.

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