I have some concerns about how our pool was closed this year and I'm hoping you all can give me some advice. Details of my pool and filter system are below in my sig. We live in New England (CT). We bought the house with pool (my first) 4 years ago.
The first two seasons, a company came out and closed the pool for us. Last year, I successfully closed it myself and intended to again this year, but simply ran out of time. In october, the previous company came out on short notice and did the work. A week later, I noticed that the filtration system on the pad (tank/filters, salt cell, pump, aux. pump) had not been taken apart, drained, and stored as in previous years; everything was still connected up.
I called the company and was told that due to the short notice, the crew did not have their usual work sheet with closing specifics. So, basically, they brought the water level down some, added 5 gal of shock, blew 4 gallons of antifreeze into the pipes from the pool side, plugged them up, and put the cover on.
In the past, we've disconnected/drained/removed the pad equipment. Pipes get air blown through and plugged from pool side, then antifreeze from pad side (as much as possible) and plug that end.
My concern is that, especially with the Hayward filter tank out there full of water and exposed above ground, 4 gallons of antifreeze isn't enough. And if it is not, do I disconnect/drain/store the equipment and just plug the pipes on that end, or do I need to do more than that?
What do you think?