I know I'm late to the game, but I am winterizing my pool this weekend. Had some family emergencies keeping me from the pool.
My winterizing plan is to bring FC to shock levels, possibly add some polyquat 60, drain water, pull pump and hoses and cover.
If I drain my water level to 6" below my return, do I need to plug the return and/or the skimmer? If the hoses are pulled, what would that do? I'm not seeing the need for that, or am I missing something?