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    1st time closer

    Looking for some guidance on my first closing. Inground about 33,000 gallons, swg, 1 main, 2 skimmers 3 returns and a polaris return line. I think I have a good understanding of what needs to be done but don't want to screw things up. Here is a pic of the pad. I've got a 6 gallon portable compressor or 10 gallon shop vacation in my arsenal. My plan is to drain below return lines. Hook compressor up to area between pump and valves to blow out skimmers one at a time and the md and plug skimmers with gizmo. Air lock md. Then I'm confused on how to blow out return lines. .any thoughts? Finally remove all drain plugs on filter, pump, heater. Remove swg and anode to store indoors. Cover and hope for the best. I will of course clean and bring fc up to slam prior to all the above.

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    Re: 1st time closer

    Your process looks very good. I have never closed a pool so I can only parrot what I read in other posts. Others will be along soon with more experience at closing.......I think they will give you a big "thumbs up"
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    Re: 1st time closer

    You could probably blow out the returns after you remove the swg, it looks like your pad is about the same level as the pool deck so most water will flow through returns from gravity.
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    Re: 1st time closer

    Thanks for the replies. Yes the pad is level with the pool deck. Would it be best to blow out the returns by making an adapter to fit the swg line once it's disconnected or to fit the return line eyeball spot and blow from the return back to the deck?

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    Re: 1st time closer

    I would go from the swg side, should be able to find adapter at home depot or similar.
    15x54 swim & play vinyl metal wall AG
    Hayward S210T sand filter 1.5 HP Pentair Superflo vs
    Rheem raypak 130,000 BTU mv ng
    Jacuzzi 345 whirlpool bath
    TF-100 test kit, HM digital com100 Wanda the Whale

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    Re: 1st time closer

    Quote Originally Posted by banditig View Post
    I would go from the swg side, should be able to find adapter at home depot or similar.
    Thanks

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