As I was poking around the pool shed to see if previous owners left anything else behind that may come in handy for winterizing, I came across a small water pump.
(I believe it is this one: http://www.flotecpump.com/ResidentialPr ... 360AC.aspx)
There is a sticker on it that advises to pour oil into the inlet prior to each use. I assume this would be to lube the impeller? What kind of oil should I use though, small engine oil? Olive oil? Any kind of oil? The manual I found online was silent on this.
My guess is this would have been used for draining in prep for winter and also to pump water off the cover, agree?