Pool dimensions are listed below.
I live in Franklin, TN so we drop below freezing several times in the winter.
The pool cover is the green thingie with the little clips that you raise with an allen wrench all around the pool.
2 returns, 1 main drain, 1 skimmer
1. So we drop the water all the way below the returns? I don't think it was that way when we opened it this year so I want to make sure I'm doing it right for our climate.
2. Antifreeze is necessary for any pool you're properly closing?
3. For 'blowing out' the lines, just stick the shopvac hose in the intake below the skimmer and watch the returns until they're blowing air only?
4. I don't understand the comment about 'blowing out' the main drain because it seems unless the pool has no water, you can't blow this out right? Its on the bottom of the pool. What am I missing?
5. You just pour antifreeze down the tube under the skimmer? Is that it?
6. The compression fitting goes into the tube under the skimmer right? Do you put compression screws into the returns as well?
7. If it rains alot here and raises the water above the returns what does that mean? Will that ruin the 'closing' because the antifreeze could end up in the pool itself (see question above about compression thingies in the returns)
I'm trying hard to understand all this without bothering anyone but I wonder if this would be best handled by a pool company familiar with the pools in our area. I hate to do something radically different than SOP and get into a situation where I've misunderstood how to do this and ruin the pool. I had no problem learning the TFPT over the summer but closing scares me a little.