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Thread: A Couple Of Closing Questions

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    May 2013
    Egg Harbor Twp, NJ

    A Couple Of Closing Questions

    Ok, I've decided to try and close my pool by myself this year for the first time. Thanks to all of the great information on here, I feel pretty confident. I just have a couple of quick questions.

    I have a saltwater pool, CYA is 70, FC is right around 6 right now, and I have never had any CC. So, I shock to a FC level of 28 prior to closing right? If I'm pressed for time, is ok to just shock it today, assuming it passes the overnight test, close it all up tomorrow morning? Or is it critical to give it the time to drop back half way to normal levels?

    Also, is there anything special I need to do with the IntelliChlor generator? Is it ok to just leave it out there?

    Lastly, the DE what point should I relieve the air from the system? Prior to draining the equipment? Once the pool is all closed up, should I open the filter and clean all of the elements? Or is it best to wait until spring for that?

    Thanks in advance for all the help! This site is great thanks to all of the extremely knowledgeable people on here willing to share their experiences and advice
    25,000 gallon IG gunite pool with Diamondbrite finish built May, 2012
    All Pentair equipment:
    FNS Plus 48 sq. ft. DE Filter, 1 HP SuperFlo Pump, IntelliChlor IC40 SWG, MasterTemp 400k BTU/HR Heater, Prowler 820 Vacuum
    Test Kit - TF-100

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    Central Minnesota

    Re: A Couple Of Closing Questions

    You will be fine bringing the FC up to shock level and closing the next day.

    Check your SWG manual for winterizing instructions. Looks like your manual recommends: "Remove the cell, clean and store it." Some recommend disconnecting and bringing indoors, some do not. If you disconnect, it would be a good idea to plug both ends of the piping where it was located with rubber plugs.

    Once your pool is all closed, I'd recommend removing the DE grids from the filter, giving them a good cleaning, drying then storing indoors.
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