First time pool owner and I will be closing my pool myself for the first time this season. I have been following the TFP method for half of the season and it has worked great. My current setup is 3 returns, 2 skimmers, main drain and waterfall. Can someone validate my closing plan and answer a few questions I have? I have an inline chlorinator that i don't use and it is connected by two unions. My plan was to remove the chlorinator and then blow out the lines from the open pipes left by the chrlorinator. I was planning to use a shop vac. Here are my questions...
1) Will this work?
2) Do I drain the pump and filter FIRST before I blow out the lines?
3) What setting on the multiport filter valve do I use when blowing out the lines?
4) After blowing out the lines, do the valves for the returns, skimmers and main drain all get put in the CLOSED position? I am planning to put gizmos in the skimmers lines.
ONE LAST NOTE: my equipment is slightly below the pool, not be much.
I have several weeks before I am planning to close, but wanted to make sure I planned ahead. Any thoughts, questions or concerns would really be appreciated.