We are closing our pool this Wednesday, first time ever doing it ourselves, and we have some questions. (16x32 in ground, 3' shallow - 6' deep, with the pump/filter/heater 10 feet from the skimmer and up to 36 feet from the farthest return jet. We're using a 6.5hp Shop Vac to blow out the return lines and main drain. Chicago suburbs - can have cold winters.)
- Our pool company in past closings must have drained the heater, the pump, and the filter (after removing the plugs,) and then they must have put the plugs back into their respective holes. Is that o.k. for us to do it that way? Jason says he takes his out and stores them, but what does he do about the open holes?
- After draining lines, should I put the sand filter on backwash and blow any water out? If so, for how long?
- Do you have to put antifreeze in the main drain. If so, how do you get it into the main drain? I was going to blow out the main drain and then quickly close the valve. Is that good enough?
- Are there any other locations that I need to pour antifreeze into other than the skimmer and the three return jets?[/*:m:2fr4k14o]
Also, I would feel better if someone would look at our chem levels and let me know if they see anything of concern:
TA-c 121 (150 w/out CA correction)
water temp between 54 degrees?
We added 2 gallons of the 8.25% concentrated clorox an hour ago to ensure we hit our shock level before Wednesday afternoon. We'll add the polyquat Wed morning so it can circulate a few hours first.
Thanks for all your help!