Hi to All,
Great site, lots of super info
questions about closing a vinyl IGP with Hayward Pump and Sand Filter, 2 skimmers and 2 returns in the NE. Skimmers and returns are no more than 8 in or so from the top of the pool
1) From what I can see I need to connect my air compressor ( via some adapter) to the drain of the Hayward pump which will force water out of the 2 skimmers and returns, or is there another way to blow the lines. At this time the water level is just at the bottom of the thru-wall skimmer , the returns and other skimmer inlet are still submerged approx 3"
Following what I read once the air starts blowing out the thru-wall skimmer I screw in my Gizzmo, then the expansion cap on the other skimmer port. finally the 2 rummer stops into the returns
Does that sound correct ?
2) After I do step 1, how do I add the antifreeze to the lines ? There would still be pool water in the skimmer housing at the level I have it now
I am going on the premise that since the pool is vinyl that I cannot just drain the water to below to below the lowest skimmer or return line ( 8" from the top"
Thanks for all your help