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    closing pool, 4hp shop vac nor leaf blower made it

    closing pool, 4hp shop vac nor leaf blower made it.

    my 4hp shop vac nor leaf blower was able to blow the lines out.

    What is the name of the professional ones use to blow out the lines? and how much are they?

    IF i use my air compressor, what pressure should i set my regulator at?

    15,000 gallon 13x 40 feet, max depth 5.6 feet, less than that cause i drained 1.5 feet.
    15,000 gallon inground fiberglass pool with spa. 350lb Sand filter, 1.5 hp pump, and heater

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    Re: closing pool, 4hp shop vac nor leaf blower made it

    Not sure about the PSI setting, but surprised the leafblower did not at least blow some air. Is your multiport set to recirculate...all other valves open?
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    Re: closing pool, 4hp shop vac nor leaf blower made it

    Yup, was playing with all the valves, even opened pump filter basket, no air, My skimmer is on the other side of the pool, atleast 40-50 feet from pool filter
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    Re: closing pool, 4hp shop vac nor leaf blower made it

    This is what the majority of pool guys use for 99% of plumbing http://www.amazon.com/Air-Supply-Cyclon ... B004BNR5DC
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    Re: closing pool, 4hp shop vac nor leaf blower made it

    Just bought one off ebay 319 free shipping. 1 year will pay for itself, so next year will be free.

    pool is 1.5 drained and will have to wait till monday before it arrives. luckily i have a electric robot to vacuum up the leaves.

    bummer i gotta wait though, was hoping to close it and be done.
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    Re: closing pool, 4hp shop vac nor leaf blower made it

    Quote Originally Posted by smooth2222
    IF i use my air compressor, what pressure should i set my regulator at?
    I've been using my 5hp 50 gal compressor since 2004. 25 psi for skimmer and main drains and returns if they're above water level. If I need to put the plugs in under water while blowing then I'll drop it to about 10psi or it will pop the plug before I can depressurize. 25psi causes water to shoot several feet in the air out of the skimmers and creates an air volcano under water out of the main drains. My backpack leaf blower and 3hp Shop-Vac were useless.
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    Re: closing pool, 4hp shop vac nor leaf blower made it

    I bought a Balboa Mighty Vac from Poolsupplyworld last month for a grand total of $248 delivered to my door. I wanted to make sure that I got one of these before closing season when the prices may increase. I haven't checked lately to see how much they are currently going for. I'm going to close the pool this weekend and can't wait to try it out.
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