I'm closing my grandmother's pool for the first time. I don't have my testing numbers, but the pool was slammed for Algae going into closing (which worked by the way) and the numbers were where they were supposed to be. I followed the closing instructions here... http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...in-ground-pool.
I just had some finishing up questions. I live in Wisconsin, so the freezing thing is very real here. The filter/pump/heater are all in an enclosed/non-heated shed. I've pulled plugs and have let it all drain for a week. I was going to loosely replace the plugs with a new wrapping of teflon tape. Should I do that or leave them put an put plumber's putty on the threads instead?
The cover is spring mounted with the in-ground anchors that screw up/down. I drained the pool 4 inches below the jets. Do I have to monitor levels over the winter?
I saw some mention of emptying sand from the filter. Should I consider that?
Finally, is it better to leave things like the basket filter in the shed open or closed for the winter?
Thanks for your help,