All Purpose

BURST GUARD™ Guarantee -100˚F

The ultimate protection for your property against burst pipes and waterlines with WINTERPROOF™ Water System Antifreeze.

WINTERPROOF™ Water System Antifreeze provides you with peace of mind:

  1. Formulated for various applications.
  2. Total water system protection
  3. Prevents waterline bursts
  4. Safe for plastic and metal pipes
  5. Lubricates waterlines, pipes, and seals
  6. Ready to use formula.

How To Winterize Your Property

Keep your cottage plumbing system safe through harsh Canadian winters. WINTERPROOF™ with BURST GUARD™ -100˚F Guarantee provides up to 1 year protection from the date of purchase against any bursting and cracking up to -100˚F in all your cottage pipes and waterlines, when used as per the directions on the label. Follow these simple steps to keep your cottage ready for fun days ahead! Follow the steps below that apply to your cottage. Before we begin, it’s important that you know not to dilute the WINTERPROOF™ All Purpose Water System Antifreeze product. Any water remaining in the lines and drains will cause the product to expand and damage waterlines. Bring product to room temperature before using.

1What You'll Need

A wrench, an air compressor, a blowout plug, an air hose, a water hose and WINTERPROOF™ All Purpose Water System Antifreeze.

2Turn off water pump and hot water tank

Before we start draining, cut the power to your water pump and hot water tank. Find the breakers for your water pump and water heater in the electrical panel and switch them to the off position.

3Locate Inside plumbing valves

For the indoor plumbing, ideally, all the supply pipes drain to one point. The water supply lines gradually slope down to a single set of drain valves. If your set-up is different, you may have to crawl under the cottage to find the pipes and valves.

4Open drain valves and turn on taps

First, drain the water heater. Attach your water hose to the base of the water heater, with the other end outside your cottage. Turn on the drain valve. Empty the line between your drain valve and the pressure tank. Attach your air compressor to either the main water line or directly to the water heater using the air hose and blowout plug. Turn on the compressor and drain the water heater. Once drained, turn off the water heater drain valve and remove the water hose. Build the pressure in the system to around 40 psi, enough to push out any water without damaging the pipes. With the system pressurized, go to each tap, one by one, open a first tap. Once the water is out and you only hear air, close it. Then move on to the next and repeat the process.

DIY PRO TIP: Start with the tap furthest from where you’ve connected the compressor.

5Drain pressure tank

Use the bottom valve to drain the tank, then close it to keep out debris. If your tank isn’t right under your cottage, drain any connecting lines. For jet pump systems, drain both the pump and any lines leading to the tank or water tower.

6Winterize the sink and tub

Onto the bathroom, pour 2 cups of WINTERPROOF™ antifreeze down every sink and tub drain.

7Winterize the shower

DIY PRO TIP: Do the toilets last, since flushing will release the pressure built up in the system.

First, flush the toilet to get as much water out of the tank and bowl as you can. Pick up leftover water with a cup or sponge so the toilet doesn’t crack in freezing temperatures. Pour 4 to 8 cups of WINTERPROOF™ All Purpose Antifreeze into the bowl. This stops sewer gas from venting back through the toilet. Then pour another 4 cups into the tank.

Keep your RV piping and waterlines safe through winters with WINTERPROOF™ All Purpose Water System Antifreeze and our BURST GUARD™ Guarantee -100˚F. Follow these simple steps to avoid complications and costly repairs:

1What You'll Need

Socket Wrench
RV Winterizing Kit
2 to 4 jugs of WINTERPROOF™ Water System Antifreeze for RV’s

DIY PRO TIP
Always follow your manufacturer’s instructions.

2DRAIN FRESHWATER TANK

If your RV is on an angle, lower it slightly. That’s to help everything flow to the right place. First, drain your freshwater tank. Look for the drain plug and give it a twist. Your vehicle might have a built-in drain valve or tap. See Video for Example. Let the water flow out. When it stops, close the drains.

3TURN OFF THE WATER HEATER

Turn off your water heater. If it runs on propane, your switch will probably be outside the vehicle.
CAUTION! Don’t skip this step Turn it off and securely seal the propane tank to prevent fires or explosions.
For hybrid systems, there’s a second switch located inside your RV. Turn that off too. Follow your manufacturer’s instructions for this step.

4DRAIN THE WATER HEATER

Let the water heater cool down. Now remove the drain plug. Not all water heaters have an anode rod, but if yours does, remove that too. Follow your manufacturer’s instructions! Open the pressure relief valve to avoid pressure buildup. You don’t want to get wet. Start draining.
DIY PRO TIP: Wrap Teflon tape around the drain plug’s threads for a leak-proof seal and easier removal
Remember to drain your wastewater tanks for the winter if they’re not already empty.

5PROTECT YOUR WATER HEATER

Close the top and bottom valves of the heater, then open the bypass valve. This redirects antifreeze away from the heater, preventing damage.

6SHUT OFF FRESH WATER TANK VALVE

Take the pump suction tube from your winterizing kit. If you don’t have one, you can buy it at your local RV service centre or dealership. Close the freshwater tank valve to keep antifreeze from getting inside. Then open the suction tube valve.

7GET OUT ANTIFREEZE AND TURN OFF TAPS

Get out your WINTERPROOF™ RV Antifreeze.
DIY PRO TIP: Stock up to 4 jugs for an RV with several appliances or bathrooms.
Now turn off all your taps.

8TURN ON PUMP AND SUCTION THE ANTIFREEZE

Run the pump for 15 seconds to dry it. Be careful not to let it run too long when it’s empty. That could damage it. Insert the suction tube into the antifreeze and start the pump, replacing jugs as needed.

9SEE THE ANTIFREEZE FLOWING

DIY PRO TIP: Start with the faucet farthest from the pump to distribute antifreeze effectively through all pipes.
Turn on a cold water faucet until you see the green RV antifreeze, then turn it off and wait for the pump to stop. Next, turn on the hot water faucet. You’ll see green, then clear, and green again. Shut it off at the second green. That faucet is winterized! Do this for all RV faucets. Now for the toilet – pour a cup of antifreeze into the bowl and flush. Don’t forget your outdoor shower, if you have one. For a tank water heater, open the bypass valve until antifreeze appears, then close it. For additional appliances, like washers, consult the manufacturer’s winterizing instructions.

10POUR ANTIFREEZE DOWN DRAINS

Pour two cups of WINTERPROOF™ RV Antifreeze down each sink and shower drain. Wipe up any spills right away to prevent staining.
DIY PRO TIP: The antifreeze might become slushy in extreme cold. That’s normal and won’t damage your pipes.

11RELEASE PRESSURE AND CHECK CITY WATER INLET

Shut off the pump and open a faucet to depressurize, then close it back up after a few seconds. At the city water inlet, gently push the release valve — only if it’s not hard or pressurized. Make sure the antifreeze comes out. That’s it! Your RV is safe and sound – and ready for winter.

12Turn on pump for 15 seconds.

Turn on your pump for fifteen seconds to let the pump run dry. Don’t overrun your pump when it’s empty.

Keep your boat safe through the winter and ready to set sail in the spring with WINTERPROOF™ All Purpose Water System Antifreeze. Our BURST GUARD™ Guarantee -100˚F and following these steps will help you avoid complications and costly repairs:

1WHAT YOU’LL NEED

A fuel stabilizer, winterizing kit, fogging oil and WINTERPROOF™ water system antifreeze for boats. Make sure your gas tank is completely full, to avoid condensation.

2Clean your boat.

Make sure your gas tank is completely full, to avoid condensation. Keep your owner’s manual handy. Some steps might differ for your specific boat. It’s a great time to clean your boat and make sure it’s ready to go next season. You will be happy you did.

3Stabilize your fuel

Add stabilizer and fill it up to keep air from getting in.

4Check your oil and change the filter

DIY PRO TIP: If your oil and filter need changing, now’s the time. Check that there’s no water in the gearbox. If you have water in the gearbox, the oil will look milky. If that happens, make an appointment with your dealer.

5Run the engine

Connect a set of flushing muffs to a hose. Attach them to both sides of your engine’s water intake. Next, turn on your water source, start your engine and let it run for 5 minutes – enough time for the oil to warm up and the stabilizer to reach the injection system. Before switching off the engine, spray fogging oil on the engine. You’ll know it’s enough when thick smoke comes out of the exhaust. Then turn off the water and the engine. Now take off the flushing muffs.

6Drain the engine, coolers and exhaust manifolds

Use your owner’s manual to locate the drain plugs for the engine and exhaust manifolds. Open the boat drain plug. Fully drain the engine, coolers and exhaust manifolds. Once everything’s drained, close up the plugs.

7Empty all the water

If your boat has a drain cock open the tap and empty the water. Then close it.

8Add plumbing antifreeze

Two jugs is generally enough. Larger boats, or those with showers, toilets or other amenities may require more. Consult your boat’s manual or mechanic for the amount needed for your boat and its storage conditions.

9Pour antifreeze into engine’s main water supply

Locate the engine’s main water supply. Disconnect the hose and prepare to pour your WINTERPROOF™ antifreeze. Empty 1 full jug of antifreeze into the engine’s main water supply.

10Pour antifreeze into all the pipes

Locate the hoses that transfer cooling water from the engine to the exhaust manifold. Pour half a jug into each hose. Once you’ve finished, tighten all hose clamps.
DIY PRO TIP: Some boats are equipped with an internal water system. Refer to the WINTERPROOF™ RV Winterizing video for this type of system.

11Unplug the boat's batteries.

Unplug the boat’s batteries.

12Check the propeller

Check the propeller for any damage, and make sure the shaft’s clean.

13Wrap up your boat

If storing your boat outdoors, wrap it with boat shrink wrap to prevent mold and damage.

Take care of your pool by getting it ready for winter and protecting it from the cracks caused by the drop in temperature. WINTERPROOF™ with BURST GUARD™ -50˚F Guarantee provides up to 1 year protection from the date of purchase against any bursting and cracking up to -50˚F in all your pool pipes and waterlines, when used as per the directions of the pool manufacturer and the directions on the label. Follow these simple steps to keep your pool in great shape for the warm weather to come – hopefully sooner, rather than later! Since every pool is different, always follow directions from your pool manufacturer when winterizing your pool. Directions may vary depending on your pool type. Before we begin, it’s important that you know to not dilute the WINTERPROOF™ Pool Water System Antifreeze product. Any water remaining in the lines and drains will cause the product to expand and damage waterlines. Bring product to room temperature before using.

1WHAT YOU’LL NEED

A wrench, Winter chemical treatment, A surface cleaning brush, An air compressor or wet-dry vacuum cleaner,
Styrofoam skimmer plugs, A garden hose, And WINTERPROOF™ water system antifreeze for pools.

2CLEAN ALL POOL SURFACES

Start by cleaning your pool. Skim the water with a skimmer net. Remove any leaves or debris. Then, brush the sides with a pool brush. Clean the skimmer baskets and vacuum all surfaces.

3BACKWASH THE FILTER TO CLEAN THE FILTER ELEMENT

If you have a water heater, turn it off. Then backwash your pool according to the manufacturer’s instructions. After backwashing, turn the filter back on and let it run for 3 to 5 minutes. Until the water in the sight glass is clear. Shut off the system and turn the valve to RINSE. Run the system for 30 seconds. Now turn it off. Lower the water to below the skimmers.

4CLEAN FILTER SYSTEM

It’s time to clean the filter, skimmer and pump basket. Remove all unused chlorine product from the chlorinator. Spray cartridge filter elements with cleaner. Then rinse with a garden hose and remove debris.

5PREPARE FILTER ELEMENTS FOR STORAGE

Disassemble filter elements and store them away for winter. Sand filters don’t need to be taken apart unless you’re changing the sand.

6CLEAR PLUMBING LINES

Drain the plumbing lines to prevent trapped water from freezing and cracking – or worse – bursting your pipes. Just connect an air compressor or wet-dry vacuum cleaner to the pool pump. Make sure you’re using low pressure. Blow out the water in the lines through the skimmer, main drain and return lines.

7ADD PLUMBING ANTIFREEZE

Pour in the WINTERPROOF™ Antifreeze for pools. Depending on the size of your pool and water lines, you will need one to three jugs of WINTERPROOF™ Antifreeze for pools. Then, close off the skimmer and returns with winterizing plugs. Check your manufacturer’s instructions.

8CLOSE THE FILTER SYSTEM

Start by opening the pressure relief valve near the pressure gauge. Next, remove all the remaining plugs from the filter system. Also remove the site glass and pressure gauge. Store them in the pump strainer basket inside the pump and cover the system. Follow your manufacturer’s instructions.

9DRAIN POOL HEATER

If your pool has a heater, drain it completely before the first frost. This will help prevent damage from freezing water in the heater and piping.

10COVER THE POOL

Pull the winter cover over your pool. Make sure it’s secure and in good condition.

If you don’t use your hot tub in the winter, then winterizing it properly is crucial. WINTERPROOF™ with BURST GUARD™ -50˚C Guarantee provides up to 1 year protection from the date of purchase against any bursting and cracking up to -50˚C in all your spa pipes and waterlines, when used as per the directions of the hot tub manufacturer and the directions on the label. Follow these simple steps to keep your spa in great shape so you can soak in the bubbles in the warmer weather! Since every hot tub is different, be sure to follow your owner’s manual before starting the winterization process. Also, remember that some hot tubs may have extra components which may require additional steps to winterize. Follow the steps below that apply to your spa. Before we begin, it’s important that you know not to dilute the WINTERPROOF™ All Purpose Water System Antifreeze product. Any water remaining in the lines and drains will cause the product to expand and damage waterlines. Bring product to room temperature before using.

1Turn off your power, remove and clean the cover.

Be safe and remember to turn off your power to your hot tub.

Your spa cover needs cleaning too! This is a great time to clean your hot tub cover with a safe cleaner and water.

2Remove the filters.

If you’re going to clean and close your hot tub for the winter, you might as well do a thorough job of it and clear out your filters while you’re at it. Clean out your filter baskets with a safe cleaner and store them inside for the winter if you’re shutting down your hot tub for the season.

3Drain your spa.

Use either your exterior hot tub drain (usually found along the base of the hot tub) – or if your spa doesn’t have one, you can use a submersible pump – to drain the water. First, remove the drain cap and attach a hose or piping to direct water to an area of your property that will allow it to easily flow and disperse. Once the water inside the tub is drained, leave the drain spout open.

4Blow out the waterlines.

If your hot tub has valves on the top, unthread the valves and insert a shop vac to blow water out through the jets. Run the shopvac through each of the valves until you don’t see anymore water coming through the jets.

If your spa does not offer top valve access to the pipes, locate the pumps and loosen the unions, opening the plumbing pipes. Use a shopvac to blow water through the plumbing pipes and jets.

5Use a shopvac to suck water out of the jets, footwell, and seats.

Even small amounts of water left behind in your spa can cause cracks, so it’s important to try to get all of the water out of it. Use a shopvac or a sump pump to suck or pump the remaining water out of the footwell and seats, while using a shopvac to blow out the remaining water in the jets. Hold the shopvac over each jet for about 15-20 seconds.

6Add extra protection with WINTERPROOF™ Water System Antifreeze.

Use our All Purpose Water System Antifreeze, as directed on the product label.

7Cover your spa.

Once you’re done, remember to place the cover back onto your spa for the season.

Product Specifications

Item # Unit/Case Pack UPC SCC14
35-364WPUS/13147 4 x 1 USG 056438909545 40056438909543
35-365WPUS/13148 2 x 2.5 USG 056438909552 40056438909552
35-369WPUS/13149 4 x 55 USG - -
35-369WPUS-275/13150 1 x 275 USG - -

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