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    Problem closing pool

    Hi guys, just wanted to get an opinion on the closing of my pool

    This is the firt time I do it and so far I have balance the water chemistry, drained the water about 8 inches below skimmer, put a winter cover, removed all equipment and put in my basement.

    The pool store near my house told me to put this sort of styrofoam tube (4 feet long, about 1 inch diameter) down the drain and put 4 litres of antifreeze, then put a styrofoam cut-out of the skimmer into the skimmer.

    the problem is that I cant seem to to this styrofoam tube in the drain more than 2 feet, it's very cheaply made, so as soon as I need to push it down with a little presure, it bends and twist..

    is the tube really necesary, can I just put antifreeze and thats it

    by the way I live in montreal, so it's **** cold in the winter

    thanks for your help
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    Re: Problem closing pool

    Do you happent to have pics of your set-up? Typically you can just remove all the hoses from the skimmer and return fittings.
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    Re: Problem closing pool

    Do you have a bottom drain? Is that what you're trying to put the foam tube into?
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    Re: Problem closing pool

    yes exactly, it's for the bottom drain, all the other hoses have been removed
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    Re: Problem closing pool

    You could blow out the drain then fill it with antifreeze or you could just stick the tube into the drain and pour the antifreeze through it till you see it come out the other end.
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