Hello. Terrific forum here. This is my first post after reading 100's of threads on closing an in ground, vinyl lined, salt water pool in the Midwest.
As a very mechanically inclined person, I turn to you all in defeat and frustration. I can not blow my lines out. Instead of continuing my spiral descent into another rabbit hole of message board links and posts, I am hoping that a picture truly is worth a 1000 words and somebody can look at my setup and say "here is what you need". I thank you in advance, kind internet stranger.
The attached picture shows my valves and the point from which I am trying to blow my lines out. From the left, I have one skimmer, two main drains, and two return lines. The second picture shows what I have available to accomplish this. I also have an air compressor not shown. The lines run appx 20' to the pool.
I have used the leaf blower on both lines, closing the other valves when attempting to blow them out. I'm getting nothing. Is it not enough power? Should I use the air compressor instead? What type of fitting would I use on this set up? My local pool store has not been helpful. I'm on the verge of dumping antifreeze in and crossing my fingers.