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    Help with draining lines

    We don't close our pool over the winter, but have a major leak right now and can't keep the water level up (liner needs to be replaced).

    Freezing temps are approaching, so I understand that we need to drain the lines. Can anyone here guide me through this process? I'm clueless, and the pool school article doesn't go into a lot of detail.
    2008, 22,700g, vinyl, IG, SWG, Taylor K-2006 FAS-DPD.

    (More info to come when I figure it all out).

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    Re: Help with draining lines

    Over the next 10 days, it looks like you have two days with a 30-31 degree low, with the remainder 33-47 degrees ..... highs as much as 70. Personally, I wouldn't be very worried.

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    Re: Help with draining lines

    Oh, so one or two nights of freezing temps are fine? That's great!
    2008, 22,700g, vinyl, IG, SWG, Taylor K-2006 FAS-DPD.

    (More info to come when I figure it all out).

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    Re: Help with draining lines

    Yea your fine. It takes a hard freeze with temps below 32 for days to freeze water in pipes and skimmers to the point expansion takes place. I bet your water is in the 50's now.
    19,000 gal - Vinyl IG - Sand filter -1.5hp. - Taylor k 2006 - Loop Loc cover

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    Re: Help with draining lines

    That's great! Thanks.
    2008, 22,700g, vinyl, IG, SWG, Taylor K-2006 FAS-DPD.

    (More info to come when I figure it all out).

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    Re: Help with draining lines

    If they are exposed pipes (above ground I mean) and you are really worried, pick up some cheap moving blankets from harbor freight and wrap them up. You should be fine though.
    28K Gallon old-skool plaster hole in the back yard in desperate need of an acid wash and a fixed skimmer diverter (yes, it's still broken)
    Hayward SuperPumpVS pushing some giant hayward cartridge filter setup
    SharcVacXL and Zodiac G2 to keep things clean

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