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Thread: First time closer, need advice on the order of blowing lines and on my equipment

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    Cherry Hill, NJ

    First time closer, need advice on the order of blowing lines and on my equipment


    Pool owner for 2 seasons (opened both times), but first time closer here... I'm on the fence over whether to buy an air compressor, or spend the money on a cyclone blower. From what I gather, it is easier/better to use a blower, and I'm leaning that way...

    But either way, I have some questions regarding the order to blow the lines since I have a line for a waterfall, and a line for 2 jets... plus, I think my main drain goes to the skimmer, but I'm not 100% on that... Anyway to tell?

    The pool:

    The equipment:

    The valve positions:

    From all the videos I've seen, using a compressor hooked up to the pump, it goes: skimmer line -> cleaner line -> return lines -> main drain

    But I am a little confused about the process if I am using a blower connected to the skimmer line... Will this still blow the jet/waterfall lines as long as their valves are open?? How about the order of things? My guess is to blow the skimmer lines, then the equipment, then the jets and waterfall , then close the waterfall/jet valves to blow the cleaner and return lines...? If I am correct in that the main drain is only connected to the skimmer, then I shouldn't see any air coming through at this point, right?? Again, if this is the case, does the main drain line have to get blown out separately... from the poolside opening in the bottom of the skimmer?? I've been reading over this guide, but still feeling a little unsure. How to Blow Out Pool Lines for Winter | InTheSwim Pool Blog

    Please and Thank You for the advice!!
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