Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Pool closed? Pipe was not connected??

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Pool closed? Pipe was not connected??

    I paid the pool company to close my pool. I noticed this thumping type sound on occassion when I'd sit on my deck thinking it was coming from the woods somewhere. I went to check the pool equipment today and noticed it was coming from my equipment. I saw the white pvc pipe that has a screw on connector was not connected to the other end of the pipe. It was the pvc pipe to the steps and deep end and that pipe went to the heater.
    Now is the closing messed up seeing how this pipe was not connected by the closers and is there air in there now or will the pipes freeze here in NY.. One I connected the white pvc pipe to the other end the occassional thumping sound stopped.
    Thanks
    15x30 In ground vinyl liner, 16000 gallons. Sta-Rite Sys 3 Cartridge Filter (S7M120), Aqua Comfort Heat Pump Model 110, Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro 1.5HP 2 Speed Pump (Model P6RA6YF-206L), Loop Loc Mesh Winter Cover and always use Solar Cover. Polaris 9300 Sport Cleaner, Taylor K-2006 Test Kit.
    Liquid Super Chlor 12% (Sodium hypochlorite)

  2. Back To Top    #2

    In the Industry

    X-PertPool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Exeter, PA
    Posts
    1,385

    Re: Pool closed? Pipe was not connected??

    can you take some pictures and post them? I'm having trouble visualizing what is going on.
    -Kevin
    X-Pert Pool Service
    x-pertpool.com
    X-Pert Pool on Facebook and @XPertPoolServic on Twitter
    22,000 gal / 16' x 32' / Vinyl / Hayward s244t /Pentair SuperFlo 1 hp

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Re: Pool closed? Pipe was not connected??

    Here is the photo. I've circled where the pipe was not screwed together. That pipe goes to the heater and the return step and the return deep end.
    15x30 In ground vinyl liner, 16000 gallons. Sta-Rite Sys 3 Cartridge Filter (S7M120), Aqua Comfort Heat Pump Model 110, Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro 1.5HP 2 Speed Pump (Model P6RA6YF-206L), Loop Loc Mesh Winter Cover and always use Solar Cover. Polaris 9300 Sport Cleaner, Taylor K-2006 Test Kit.
    Liquid Super Chlor 12% (Sodium hypochlorite)

  4. Back To Top    #4

    In the Industry

    X-PertPool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Exeter, PA
    Posts
    1,385

    Re: Pool closed? Pipe was not connected??

    do you have a heater or a heat pump?

    that union might have been undone to let any excess water from the heater drain.

    take another photo of the whole system far away and just point to the area where that union is on the picture.
    -Kevin
    X-Pert Pool Service
    x-pertpool.com
    X-Pert Pool on Facebook and @XPertPoolServic on Twitter
    22,000 gal / 16' x 32' / Vinyl / Hayward s244t /Pentair SuperFlo 1 hp

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Re: Pool closed? Pipe was not connected??

    Yes I have a heat pump and that pipe has never been left opened any other year. Plus I kept hearing the "dum, dum" sound.
    My main concern is if I have to get them back here before the snow/freeze starts if anything got into the lines after they were blown out and antifreeze was put in. I've circled the union again in red.
    15x30 In ground vinyl liner, 16000 gallons. Sta-Rite Sys 3 Cartridge Filter (S7M120), Aqua Comfort Heat Pump Model 110, Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro 1.5HP 2 Speed Pump (Model P6RA6YF-206L), Loop Loc Mesh Winter Cover and always use Solar Cover. Polaris 9300 Sport Cleaner, Taylor K-2006 Test Kit.
    Liquid Super Chlor 12% (Sodium hypochlorite)

  6. Back To Top    #6

    In the Industry

    X-PertPool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Exeter, PA
    Posts
    1,385

    Re: Pool closed? Pipe was not connected??

    Your best bet Would be to call up and ask why. My guess is that they blew the returns through that union your not going to get any rain water into that pipe since it's in a horizontal position. Also leaving that union open can help let any water left in the heat pump drain out also check that valve and plug on the drain of the filter I like to leave them open to let any water in the tank drip dry.
    -Kevin
    X-Pert Pool Service
    x-pertpool.com
    X-Pert Pool on Facebook and @XPertPoolServic on Twitter
    22,000 gal / 16' x 32' / Vinyl / Hayward s244t /Pentair SuperFlo 1 hp

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Re: Pool closed? Pipe was not connected??

    Anyone else have any thoughts if I need to worry. Trying to contact the pool closing company to no avail as of this date. This is why I wish i knew how to do it ourselves. Everyone talks about it in the forum but if you have different equipment or where and how to blow out lines and what area of the country. I wish someone would make a dvd showing exaclty with different climates, antifreeze. etc, blowing out the lines and cartridge filter with heat pump etc. There are just so many different ways and it is not something I want to take a chance on.
    15x30 In ground vinyl liner, 16000 gallons. Sta-Rite Sys 3 Cartridge Filter (S7M120), Aqua Comfort Heat Pump Model 110, Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro 1.5HP 2 Speed Pump (Model P6RA6YF-206L), Loop Loc Mesh Winter Cover and always use Solar Cover. Polaris 9300 Sport Cleaner, Taylor K-2006 Test Kit.
    Liquid Super Chlor 12% (Sodium hypochlorite)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •