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    Blowing lines using air compressor

    I tried blowing my lines using a 2 gal Husky air compressor with no luck. I would hook up, turn on and by the time the line started bubbling the tank was empty and the compressor would shut down to refill. I ended up getting the job done by hauling over my dad's 26 gal compressor. For future closings I assume I would be better purchasing a tankless compressor that would run continuously so that I can just turn it on and let the lines blow out one by one???
    25x16 rectangular in ground pool with vinyl liner (14,000 gal). Sta-Rite sand filter. 1HP single speed Max-E-Pro pump. Pool owner since 2013.

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    Re: Blowing lines using air compressor

    Were you successful with the skimmer(s) and return jets, only having an issue with the MD? Or the whole process?

    If so, you can plug the return side in the pump housing with a black plug, and close the multi-port and only work on MD. This sometimes works. A compressor/blower without a tank maybe your best bet. I use the Cyclone, and it was worth every penny. Helped 2 friends close their pools as well.
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    Re: Blowing lines using air compressor

    I had trouble with the whole process with the smaller compressor. I will take a look at the Cyclone as well.

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    25x16 rectangular in ground pool with vinyl liner (14,000 gal). Sta-Rite sand filter. 1HP single speed Max-E-Pro pump. Pool owner since 2013.

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    Re: Blowing lines using air compressor

    You still have time before very cold weather. Keep me posted!
    14,700 gallons IG Pool Vinyl Liner - Octal Circulation System
    Hayward Pro-Series 350 LB. Sand Filter Model # S270T - 2" Plumping
    Hayward CL2002 Chlorinator - Hayward Super Pump 2 HP Model # k48m2n111
    Hayward AQR9 SWG 25K Salt Cell & TF-100 Test Kit + Speed Stir
    Gulfstream HE125RA - 117K BTU Heat Pump - Date of Build is 11-2013

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    Re: Blowing lines using air compressor

    I was able to get them blown out and closed up with the larger compressor that I borrowed. I was just asking to be prepared for next year.
    25x16 rectangular in ground pool with vinyl liner (14,000 gal). Sta-Rite sand filter. 1HP single speed Max-E-Pro pump. Pool owner since 2013.

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