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    Does pink antifreeze turn clear?

    I closed my pool yesterday, drained the water down below the skimmer and returns. I put a gizmo in the skimmer, and poured a couple inches of pink pool antifreeze in the bottom. This morning I went out and opened the skimmer to make sure the gizmo was sealed, and the liquid is now clear instead of pink. Is that normal?
    22,500 gallon in ground pool with vinyl liner. DE filter. Taylor K-2006.

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    Re: Does pink antifreeze turn clear?

    Where did you pour the liquid? In the skimmer basket or down the skimmer drain? I can not image you will be able to see the water in the piping if blown out correctly. I removed literally 99% of all the water in the skimmer runs.

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    I do not use Anti-freeze, but chances are that is normal!
    14,700 gallons IG Pool Vinyl Liner - Octal Circulation System
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    Date of Build is 11-2013

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    Re: Does pink antifreeze turn clear?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catanzaro View Post
    Where did you pour the liquid? In the skimmer basket or down the skimmer drain? I can not image you will be able to see the water in the piping if blown out correctly. I removed literally 99% of all the water in the skimmer runs.

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    I do not use Anti-freeze, but chances are that is normal!

    I blew out the lines, and poured some anti freeze down the drain (cheap insurance). Then I put the gizmo in and poured some anti freeze in the bottom of the skimmer basket. When I checked this morning to see if the gizmo had sealed correctly, the liquid was clear!
    22,500 gallon in ground pool with vinyl liner. DE filter. Taylor K-2006.

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    Re: Does pink antifreeze turn clear?

    I haven't seen RV antifreeze change color when stored in the bottle for extended times (over a year); not sure why it should do that in your pool overnight. That would make me suspect a water leak into the area you're looking at. However, I have no direct experience with IG pool closings, so take my comment with a grain of salt.
    18' x 48" ring top pool (Summer Escapes); 5500 gallons; set up June - October, stored during winter; Intex 2500 gph pump (B size cartridge filter) Hayward 21" sand filter + 1.5 hp single speed Powerflo Matrix pump (upgrade October 2016) *** K-2006 test kit, refills from tftestkits

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    Re: Does pink antifreeze turn clear?

    As singingond mentioned, do you have a lot more water in the skimmer now then you did before? If so, maybe that is what you are dealing with.

    My skimmer was almost 100% dry as the water level was below the skimmer in the pool and kept vacuuming the water during the closing. In Philadelphia, I doubt the winters will be that rough. The Gizmo is really only what you need.
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    Re: Does pink antifreeze turn clear?

    I don't think there's more water in there now than there was before...but maybe I'll dry it up with some paper towels and see if it remains dry.
    22,500 gallon in ground pool with vinyl liner. DE filter. Taylor K-2006.

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