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Thread: Do I remove multiport/spider gasket or set to "winter"

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    Do I remove multiport/spider gasket or set to "winter"

    When going over the winterizing steps I see that it states to remove the multiport/spider gasket (not sure how I missed that in past years). This is the third year I have closed the pool. I have never removedthe port before, just set the filter to "winter".

    What is best?????

    Thanks,
    blondemarcello
    18x33 16,700 gallon AG
    Sand, TFP Test, Gas heater
    Minnesota

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    Re: Do I remove multiport/spider gasket or set to "winter"

    Quote Originally Posted by blondemarcello View Post
    When going over the winterizing steps I see that it states to remove the multiport/spider gasket (not sure how I missed that in past years). This is the third year I have closed the pool. I have never removedthe port before, just set the filter to "winter".

    What is best?????

    Thanks,
    I have never removed it either. I just turn it to land between 2 stations so the water can trickle out and not freeze in the valve.

    Also on the side of mine there is a drain nut.
    19,000 gal - Vinyl IG - Sand filter -1.5hp. - Taylor k 2006 - Loop Loc cover

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    Re: Do I remove multiport/spider gasket or set to "winter"

    Thanks. Yep, got the drain nut. Although the first year I did it wrong and got a whole bunch of sand coming out. oops.
    blondemarcello
    18x33 16,700 gallon AG
    Sand, TFP Test, Gas heater
    Minnesota

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    Re: Do I remove multiport/spider gasket or set to "winter"

    Quote Originally Posted by blondemarcello View Post
    Thanks. Yep, got the drain nut. Although the first year I did it wrong and got a whole bunch of sand coming out. oops.
    You must of blew thought the skimmer and inturn it went through the sand filter then the valve.
    19,000 gal - Vinyl IG - Sand filter -1.5hp. - Taylor k 2006 - Loop Loc cover

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    Re: Do I remove multiport/spider gasket or set to "winter"

    Nope, starting to need the peepers to see and didn't see there was two parts to the drain plug. I went for the biggest "nut", unscrewed it and got sand.
    blondemarcello
    18x33 16,700 gallon AG
    Sand, TFP Test, Gas heater
    Minnesota

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