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    Closing and packing Ultraframe AGP

    I know we're only at the beginning of August, but I'm a school teacher, and I've already gone back to work.

    My wife is concerned that I'm not going to have time to vacuum and maintain the pool once the students come back (which is probably true).

    We decided to take the pool down this year, so I can do more work under the pool next spring, after that, we'll probably leave it up.

    ANYWAY, I know I've seen steps and stuff about how to clean, care, and pack AGPs but I can't find them.

    Can anybody share what I need to do, or share the right link?

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    Re: Closing and packing Ultraframe AGP

    Others may have more tips or may know the link you are referring to. All we do is drain it then I use a shop vac and immersion pump (I think that is what it is called) to get out the stuff below the drains. Then we either leave it up for a day in the sun or use a leaf blower to get it all the way dry on the inside. Then disassemble and get the bottom dry. We have a through-wall skimmer we take out but I think others have left it in. Put the metal parts in one big trash can on wheels. Put the liner in another trash can on wheels and store in the garage. That's all we do.
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    Re: Closing and packing Ultraframe AGP

    What do you do to the water prior to draining?

    Also, you don't do anything else to the liner? No problems?
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    Re: Closing and packing Ultraframe AGP

    What would you do to the water if your draining it? Before draining, give the pool inside a good scrubbing and then drain away. Get the last bit our with the shop vac, and then let it dry for a day or 2 before folding it all up.

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    Re: Closing and packing Ultraframe AGP

    You shouldn't need to do anything to the water. Just make sure the liner is clean and dry before you fold it up.
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    Re: Closing and packing Ultraframe AGP

    Well, I do make sure the ph is within range and the FC is close to zero. That's it though. Nothing special gets done to the liner other than ensuring it is a dry as possible.
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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    Re: Closing and packing Ultraframe AGP

    Quote Originally Posted by crek31
    ...Put the metal parts in one big trash can on wheels. Put the liner in another trash can on wheels and store in the garage. That's all we do.
    Great idea! I was looking at those very large and expensive Rubbermaid boxes at Home Depot. A trash can would be perfect for the long side posts, etc...

    Thanks!
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    Re: Closing and packing Ultraframe AGP

    I also sprinkle baby powder all over our liner before folding it up to help absorb any left over moisture we may have missed and to prevent the vinyl from sticking. I'm not sure if it's absolutely necessary, but it worked well for us so that is how I will be taking it down again this year.
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    Re: Closing and packing Ultraframe AGP

    I store mine in a clam shell cargo carrier.

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    Re: Closing and packing Ultraframe AGP

    Quote Originally Posted by wozzukes
    I also sprinkle baby powder all over our liner before folding it up to help absorb any left over moisture we may have missed and to prevent the vinyl from sticking. I'm not sure if it's absolutely necessary, but it worked well for us so that is how I will be taking it down again this year.
    I remember reading something like this last year here on the these boards. Baby powder inside and out, or just the inside?
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    Re: Closing and packing Ultraframe AGP

    I sprinkled it everywhere that vinyl would be touching vinyl. I sprinkled the entire inside, then put the walls down, then as I folded each side over I would sprinkle some more on the outside. I probably went a bit overkill, but it's cheap and worth it to not have any sticking issues.
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