I will be getting ready to close my pool within the next 2-3 weeks. I can't believe we're into Sept already. I have read the sticky on closing and have some questions. These may be obvious to most here but again this is my first closing.
I have a cover, looks like a green tarp but it is what the previous owner used. There are water tubes as well. Does the cover just lay on the water once in place? No balloons under the cover?
Got the PH and chemistry down. What is PolyQuat and do I need it?
I see some videos where the closers do not drain the water below the returns. They cap them after blowing them out? What about the bottom drain, how do you protect those pipes from freezing?
I was planning on draining about 4-6"below the returns and using the pipe plugs left for them. Is there any risk to the vinyl liner being exposed for 8 months? I see a couple of places at the top of the liner it looks pulled down?
In the skimmer there are 2 holes. One is the suction for the skimmer/Vac what is the other one for, is it drain and if so should I remove it?
Thanks in advance.