When I attempted to close my pool last weekend, I ran into a problem with blowing out the main drain. I am in the process of getting a Cyclone, and I am waiting for that to arrive.
In the meantime, my pool has been drained 6" below the skimmer. I hooked up the pump, return, and main drain hoses again temporarily, so I can continue to circulate the water, and chlorinate as needed. However, the bigger issue now is how I keep the pool clean until I can close it.
Is there a way I can vacuum the pool, while the water level is 6" below the skimmer? Normally, you can keep the vacuum hose under water so air does not get into the pump, but that is not possible now. Is there another way to do this? How can I keep the pool clean, without re-filling the pool, until I can close it? Any ideas would be appreciated.