After copious amounts of money and a valiant effort this summer, we had no choice but to cut sling load with our pool guy at the end of Sept. and the pool at our rental has been sitting untouched ever since.
I will be visiting the house Friday (from 300 miles away) and closing the pool. Actually, as I will not have enough time to do a SLAM myself, I'll just be winterizing the pump and lines. We have never closed the pool - always kept it clean and pump running when temps would get down to mid-30's.
A few questions:
1. Is my thinking correct that doing this will have no ill-effect on the pump and lines? What am I chancing as far as the newly-painted concrete surface of the pool? Essentially, it will just be a beast to clean and balance in the spring, right?
2. I saw the posted instructions from Jason on how to close a vinyl liner pool. Searched for any variations on closing a concrete pool, but could not find anything. Is there any difference?
3. I'm a visual learner. Is there a video of how to do this?
4. I'd prefer not to have to buy anything while in town so I want to ensure I have everything with me that I'll need. It appears I need to pack a basic tool kit, shop vac, bendable funnel, and a gallon of antifreeze. Anything else?
I feel certain most of these questions are somewhere in the forum, but obviously I'm not using the correct search terms to find it.
Thanks for the help!