I'm about ready to close the pool myself for the very first time.
I did a lot of reading/youtubing, and bought air compressor and i'm ready to go.
I'm trying to drain the water to below skimmer level, and try to 'backwash' it. But it took so long to drain the water, as the pump loose it's prime every now and then, it would take some 1 minute to be on full backwash mode.
1. Is there an easier way to drain the pool?
I dont have any drain system at the bottom. So its only way out is the skimmer.
2. In the attached picture, I do see 2 lines in the skimmer. One is for the regular line to the filter, the other is covered with something white. I can't really easily open it either. Can anyone help me understand what the second one is for? And if I need to, how can I open it?
3. I have a plug for the main line in the skimmer. Do I still need to use/buy Gizzmo?
4. How do I apply the antifreeze?
As always, thank you,