I'm getting ready to close in the next few days and I'm wondering how low I should drain below the skimmer. Here are the location of the wall features:
Skimmer: Faceplate 1.5" below skimmer mouth
Light: 15" from skimmer mouth to top of light
Return #2 & Vacuum Port: top of trim ring is 7.25" below skimmer mouth; bottom of trim ring is 4.25" above pool light
Return #1: bottom of trim ring is about even with the bottom of the skimmer trim ring.
Also, the main drain runs through the skimmer, so I have a Hayward main drain diverter
What's the best chance to drain below the skimmer? Do I use a hose from the skimmer to the water and hope it maintains suction, or try to close the little cap on the diverter and hope it seals? If I don't drain below the vacuum port, could I plug the skimmer return and use the vacuum port to drain?