Hi all! Thanks again for being here. Hubby and I are trying to avoid paying 375 (plus 43 for winterizing chemicals) to the pool guy for closing the pool. We thoroughly cleaned the pool and put the safety cover on it. We have been reading the how-to info on here and watching youtube videos on how to use a compressor to blow out the lines. We located the plugs and supergizmo. I tested the pool - the numbers look great - and brought the FC up to shock level one last time. The filter is still running and I am turning down the SWG to 20 percent until we can close the pool officially next weekend.
The pool guy, who installed our pool and has closed it the past two years, used the gizmo and kept the water level as it was. We are planning to do the same.
1. Is it ok to close the pool when the water temperature is above 60? Can you use polyquat60 in water that is above 60? I know it is not ideal - but is it better to put the polyquat in when the water is above 60 then not at all?
2. Antifreeze- Should we use it? And how do you put it in when you use a gizmo? I am pretty darn sure the pool guy did not use antifreeze when he closed our pool. We live in Southeastern PA about an hour north of Philly. My brother lives in Dutchess County New York and he uses antifreeze.
We plan to close it this weekend because my brother will be visiting and he has the same pool as we do and has maintained it himself for years. We wanted him to walk us through our first time closing the pool. But the current pool temperature is hovering around 70 degrees and the air temperature will be fluctuating between 50 and 75 this week - not much chance for a cool down especially with the safety cover on.
BTW I have lots of pretty leaves for the taking if there are any collectors out there lol.