Hi ~ I live in Western Massachusetts. How about storing the emptied pool in a unheated shed vs an unheated attached garage? Is a shed enough to protect it against the freezing temps? And, this is my first time using a sand filter pump this year. I have already disconnected it front the pool but the water was not drained from the filter pump yet. There should be a valve at the bottom I believe to just drain it and leave the sand in there. Is that fine? Any suggestions?
When I set up this sand filter pump in June, since then I have never backwashed it again for the entire season. Just recently when I shut it down, the gauge showed in the early part of the yellow zone. I don't have a good place to backwash this pump with a drain hose so I never did it. It appears to have worked fine without doing it all summer. What do others do?