My pool is in the ground but not running yet. The installers should have it running soon and I plan on running it for 2 weeks or so before closing it for the Winter. My pool guy wants several hundred to close it and I would prefer to do it myself but hesitant because I have never owned a pool before and have no experience at all. If I do decide to close it myself, I planning on purchasing the following:
1. Cyclone Blower
2. Plugs for 2 jets
3. Plug and cap for skimmer
5. Small Pool Chemical Closing Kit
6. Water Chemistry Test Kit
Is this too ambitious a project for a brand new owner? Anything I am missing? Also, since it is brand new, is there anything different I need to do the first time closing it?
My backup plan is to have the pool guy do it the first year, watch & learn, and then do it going forward.