I'm completing my first year of pool ownership. I paid someone to open the pool (for purchase inspection purposes), but I'm looking at closing myself. I think the trickiest part is going to be the blowing of the lines. The previous owner left me a small compressor that he hooked to his pump, but a company he hired to do final cleaning threw it out. So I have to purchase something. I have seen recommendations for:
1) A pool-specific device
2) An air compressor
3) A wet/dry canister vac
4) A leaf blower
I understand that air volume is better than pressure, but you still need a certain amount of pressure. I would like to avoid #1, so I can use it for the rest of the year. Does anyone have specific (make/model) of the equipment they find works well?
My pad has a single return hooked to two jets, a cleaner line, and a single drain line connected to an "Old Style Anthony combination Skimmer", which connects to the main drain. I don't have any valves on the pad. I need some help figuring out how to blow the lines, particularity, the main drain.
Can I blow from the skimmer, or do I have to use the pump drain port as the previous owner did, or could I use the filter's waste port? I also have a salt cell that could be removed if that helps.