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    closing pool 1st time

    Hi,
    We are having the pool store close our pool the week of Oct. 17 (won't know exact date until Oct. 15)

    Can I shock the pool now?

    They told me to stop running the filter and drain the pool about 2 inches under skimmer about 1 week before they come....If I do that I obviously can't run the filter or shock it!!!

    Is there any reason why I would need to stop running the filter that soon?

    When is the best time to Drain the water before they close the pool? (a day, a week, ?)

    Thanks a ton!!
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    Re: closing pool 1st time

    I would shock it the day before, drain it right before they come. I wouldn't wait a week.
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    Re: closing pool 1st time

    Is it okay to close it with the FC at or above shock level or does it need to be at a certain number?
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    Re: closing pool 1st time

    At or slightly above is totally fine.
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    Re: closing pool 1st time

    I read in a few posts that said to shock and let it drop to around half the shock level.....is there a difference in closing at shock level or half shock level.
    I just want to open to a nice clear pool in the spring.

    Thanks again
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    Re: closing pool 1st time

    anybody there?
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    Re: closing pool 1st time

    There's not really a difference. It's easier on the cover, etc if the Fc isn't too high. HAving said that, I shock and cover immediately. Next spring I'll still have a good FC level to start with.
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    Re: closing pool 1st time

    Ok, I'm shocking pool tonight (hopefully I get a response soon) My cya is between 20 and 30. The chart says shock would be 10 or 12.....the next one is 16 would it be a bad idea to raise it up to 15 today and not add anymore bleach and close it with whatever the level gets down to on Tuesday. The pool is being closed on Tuesday. We are going to drain the water tomorrow afternoon....is it ok to drain it that close to closing?

    Thanks so much.
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    Re: closing pool 1st time

    Raise the FC, lower the level and cover it.
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    Re: closing pool 1st time

    what i need to know is 15 too high?
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    Re: closing pool 1st time

    What does the Chlorine/CYA chart say? You can go a few points above that without damage.
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    Re: closing pool 1st time

    Alright, Pool Store came and closed pool...here's what they did:
    *drained water from filter/pump
    *removed hoses from skimmer and to return
    *blew out lines (I wasn't out there for this part)
    They didn't add antifreeze, they said it didn't need it.

    *Put cover on pool

    Will everything be okay without antifreeze

    Is there anything I need to check? (make sure no water left in filter etc.)

    Also should we cover all of our equipment, the pool store said not to cover heater or filter ?


    Thanks in advance
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    Re: closing pool 1st time

    Hello?
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    Re: closing pool 1st time

    Take some pictures and post them of your pool. Removing hoses and blowing them out doesn't make sense unless im reading it wrong. I tell people not to cover the heater or filter too because wrapping them in tarps tends to trap moisture and then the sun heats the trapped moisture. Building an open walled structure over them to keep off snow and rain is okay. Pictures will help
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