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    Ahhh Pool Companies!!!

    Okay, so we hired a company to come out and close our pool. This is our first year with the pool, purchased the home in April. Out experience with a pool company upon opening was less than OK. That being said, we used a different company (the company who installed the new pump for the previous owner) to come close the pool. They closed it up, however, didn't drain the water down below the skimmer. They said they don't do this anymore as they use a snorkel type pipe when blowing out the lines to ensure that the water is removed from the plumbing before adding antifreeze and capping. I spoke with the guy and he said he would come back out and drain it down if I preferred but that they maintain/open/close 100's of pool a year (we're a small town) and this is how they do them all. Should I be worried? Should I still have them come back out to drain it down? They also left the light in the pool, is that normal? Someone please help!
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    Re: Ahhh Pool Companies!!!

    Seems legit to me, in fact, my wife would love to have some type of snorkle pipe for the skinners and jets, I hold the air line at the pump end and she gets totally drenched by air jets shooting water in 6 places! To make it worse, when she starts capping, the rest of them simply get more and more violent.

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    Re: Ahhh Pool Companies!!!

    Leaving the light in is fine. If you have waterline tile, I would want the water level lowered below it to avoid busted or falling off tiles when the water freezes.
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    Re: Ahhh Pool Companies!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Griswald View Post
    Seems legit to me, in fact, my wife would love to have some type of snorkle pipe for the skinners and jets, I hold the air line at the pump end and she gets totally drenched by air jets shooting water in 6 places! To make it worse, when she starts capping, the rest of them simply get more and more violent.

    Lots of laughs on my part! Shhh...
    Haaaa. Me too. She is happy when we get to the last one and she gets the one way valve screwed in. Silly girls.


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