I have an old rusted out heater that I want to remove from the equipment pad. It doesn't work and it also appear to be leaking water since the water still flows through it. I plan to re-plumb and bypass the heater.
The equipment pad is higher than the IG pool. Do I need to do anything special before I go and start cutting the PVC to bypass the heater? Drain anything, etc?
Here is a photo of the pad. The light red highlighted area is the proposed bypass. Once this is complete I will remove the gas line (already shut off at inline shutoff valve) and scrap the heater.