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    Closing Above ground Pool with Solar Panels

    I've tried to find a post on the steps to close an above ground pool. Any links?

    I plan on not using a cover since I've been told they are not really necessary and in fact around here have actually caused many pools to collapse.
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    Re: Closing Above ground Pool with Solar Panels

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    Re: Closing Above ground Pool with Solar Panels

    OK I think i covered everything
    Located in Ottawa, Ontario Canada
    23K Gal, AG, Cart filter, 1.5hp 2speed hay PowerFlo Matrix, Install Sum'13, Aquatrol SWG, Solarbear panels, kreepy Krauly E-Z Vac, TF-100
    Artesian ~500gal Grand Gayman Island Spa

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    Re: Closing Above ground Pool with Solar Panels

    OK... now we need to wait for a cold weather resident.

    I live in sunny California and the last ice I saw in my pool was from my cocktail.
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    Re: Closing Above ground Pool with Solar Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by outdoor
    I've tried to find a post on the steps to close an above ground pool. Any links?

    I plan on not using a cover since I've been told they are not really necessary and in fact around here have actually caused many pools to collapse.
    Pool School has an article on closing an above ground pool. I don't know how to link to it for you. I have an in-ground so I cover mine.
    16,500 gallon, 18" x 38" Grecian; IG Vinyl, Hayward DE

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    Re: Closing Above ground Pool with Solar Panels

    Hmmm a bit vague on some items. What do i do with Skimmer? drain, remove hose plug??? then what just leave plugged and what about snow water build up will it not freeze and potentially crack skimmer?
    Located in Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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    Artesian ~500gal Grand Gayman Island Spa

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    Re: Closing Above ground Pool with Solar Panels

    IIRC the "gizmo" mentioned is a plastic "bottle" that prevents the water from breaking the skimmer body. Google Gizmo and you will see them.

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    Re: Closing Above ground Pool with Solar Panels

    I thought someone said you can also use pieces of noodle in the skimmer, basically something that takes up space and can contract.
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    Re: Closing Above ground Pool with Solar Panels

    Here is another way to protect the skimmerhttp://www.poolproducts.com/SPP/ ... 555&FNM=97
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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