I am a new pool owner, who just managed to operate the IG vinyl pool for a little over one month. Now I have to close the pool for a one-month long vacation trip. Being in southern New England, I am trying to winterize my pool before leaving. As discussed many times in TFP forums, I know northern pool owners need to blow the lines. Here is what the previous owner did and showed to me. He never drain or blow the lines, but put antifreeze.
He poured antifreeze into the skimmer, then ran the pump until red color showed up in the returns. Then he stopped the pump and plugged the returns. It ended up with no problem in the past cold winter. He used 3 gallon of antifreeze. He said he always winterized the pool his way. The pool was built >20 years ago. This looks a lot easier than blowing the lines.
Any problems with winterizing IG pool this way?
Thanks a lot!