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    Closing for the winter???

    I am about to start the winterizing procedure for my pool as soon as the water temp gets low enough and I have a couple of questions. First, when it says remove multi-port/spider gasket, what is the spider gasket? I know what the mult-port valve is and according to the pool company I can leave that on, so please clarify. Also what is the use of putting a plastic bag over the sand filter? Thanks in advance!
    30ft x 54in AGP 24,900 gallons
    400 lbs High Rate Sand filter
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    Re: Closing for the winter???

    The spider gasket is inside the multiport. If you have a winterize setting on the valve you don't have to remove the gasket.
    If you remove the multiport you want to cover the opening of the filter with something to keep rain etc. out.
    If it doesn't freeze hard where you are, it may be OK to leave to on, but in a lot of places it freezes hard enough to possibly damage the valve.
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    Re: Closing for the winter???

    Ok thanks.

    I do have a winterize setting. So I will just move it to the winterize setting and remove the pump and hoses.
    30ft x 54in AGP 24,900 gallons
    400 lbs High Rate Sand filter
    2HP, 2 speed pump
    Pool Install April 2012

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    Re: Closing for the winter???

    Pull the drain plugs on the filter and pump so no water stays in them over the winter. You can put the plugs and hose clamps in the pump basket so they don't get lost.
    Dan D
    Used 2003 Aqua Leader 27'x52", 17,800 w/10" hopper, SwimPro SW256T 250# sand filter, Hayward PowerFlo LX pump 1hp impellor, Emerson 1 1/2 hp motor, setup Aug 2012 Summer 2011 used Summer Escapes Ring pool 14' x 42", Intex 1600gph sand filter, HTH 6 way test kitTF-100 w/stirrer, Well water @ FC=0, PH=7.2, TA=290, CH=320

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    Re: Closing for the winter???

    Quote Originally Posted by msgtdan
    Pull the drain plugs on the filter and pump so no water stays in them over the winter. You can put the plugs and hose clamps in the pump basket so they don't get lost.
    Nice idea! I was wondering myself how to keep up with them.
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    Re: Closing for the winter???

    Not my idea, something I learned here, and used while storing my used pool before setting it up.
    Dan D
    Used 2003 Aqua Leader 27'x52", 17,800 w/10" hopper, SwimPro SW256T 250# sand filter, Hayward PowerFlo LX pump 1hp impellor, Emerson 1 1/2 hp motor, setup Aug 2012 Summer 2011 used Summer Escapes Ring pool 14' x 42", Intex 1600gph sand filter, HTH 6 way test kitTF-100 w/stirrer, Well water @ FC=0, PH=7.2, TA=290, CH=320

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