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Thread: Closing Above Ground Pool with center drain

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    Closing Above Ground Pool with center drain

    This is my first time closing a pool for the winter. I have a 48x28 above ground with a main center drain. Closing the drain attached to the skimmer is pretty straight forward. It is the center drain that i have some concerns with. The drain that connects to the pump comes out of the ground next to the filter. One end extends above the water level about 1ft that pipe is split and has a union that connects to the pump. I have heard several methods to close the center drain ranging from chemicals to pumping the pipe dry. I was wondering what is the simplest but effective way to winterize a main center drain. I attached a picture of what the setup looks like. This is from the original filter which i have since replaced. However the basic pluming is still there just a little cleaner.
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    Mar 2007
    San Rafael, CA USA

    Re: Closing Above Ground Pool with center drain

    Welcome to TFP!

    I know this is an older post and no one answered it, but wanted to encourage you to continue to post and ask questions. Not every question gets an answer, but we should have at least welcomed you to the forum.

    See Closing - Main Drain Help. You can blow out and plug the main drain.
    16,000 gallon outdoor in-ground 16'x32' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo VF pump; Pentair IntelliTouch i9+3s control system; Jandy CL-340 square foot cartridge filter
    12 Fafco solar panels; Purex Triton PowerMax 250 natural gas heater (200,000 BTU/hr output); automatic electric pool safety cover; 4-wheel pressure-side "The Pool Cleaner"

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