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    Jan 2016
    New York

    closed the pool for the first extra equipment needed

    figured out a cheap way to drain my pool...I just turned my filter to WASTE...
    took my pool vacuum hose, wrapped plumber's tape around it to create a seal..stick one end into my skimmer ...the other end into the pool...drained like 1 feet of water below the skimmer line...enough to go below the returns..
    checked to make sure my sewage pipes aren't overflowing...worked like a charm...

    and I didn't even need a bilge pump to pump out the skimmer when i blew out the lines..sticked the same pool vacuum hose in there and direct the water back to the better than a bilge pump....plugged it and stuff the skimmer with short pieces of pool gizmo needed...

    have an air compressor already...blew out all the lines

    did not have to buy anything except new plugs, one pool noodle, eyeball removal tool and pool shock/algaecide...cost me $ will cost me $10 next year...i still have 1/2 bottle of algaecide

    my pool guy said it's too expensive to do it myself ...proved him wrong
    Last edited by laiwingnang; 10-09-2016 at 04:13 PM. Reason: because i want to

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    Tallahassee, FL

    Re: closed the pool for the first extra equipment needed

    Nice job! Just shows what you can do when you put your mind to it and are willing to try!

    NICE job!!

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    Aug 2014
    NW Ohio

    Re: closed the pool for the first extra equipment needed

    I closed mine today,, talk about no extra equipment - I didn't even use a vac,, I just took some deep breaths and blew out the drain & return lines. My wife commented that I had rosey red cheeks.
    In-ground block / vinyl liner 33' x 22' x 5',, approx 25k gals
    Cartridge Filter
    Floor drains, 2 skimmers, 3 return lines (2" plumbing ultra-flex PVC)

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    Jul 2014

    Re: closed the pool for the first extra equipment needed

    That's not what your pool guy meant..

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