This is my second year with my in ground pool so I am still learning. I wouldn't have been able to do ANYTHING without this site. It's where I've gotten all my info I've had very few problems - even as a new pool owner.
I have a question on vacuuming. When I was closing my pool last year I found I had two shut-off valves that take water from the pool. One from the skimmer and one from the bottom drain. When I vacuumed last year I never messed with these shut offs. Recently a friend of mine told me that I should shut off the main bottom drain completely when I vacuum. Is that accurate? Sounds reasonable to me but i don't make a move without checking with you guys first!