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    Hayward H250 heater winterization question

    I'm closing my pool for the first time and I've read elsewhere that you should disconnect the pressure switch in the heater. The Hayward manual states for winterization all that needs to be done is remove/disconnect the drain plug, gas and power. So do I need to disconnect the pressure switch or...
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    LED Light winterization...I need a sanity check here

    My lights are at the same height as my returns so when I close they will not be under water (until later in the winter when snow melt brings the level back up).
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    LED Light winterization...I need a sanity check here

    I don't think these lights use a niche but I'm not 100% sure. They are small Hayward LED lights. I was wondering if I can just leave them be (same height as the returns) or if I have to take them out (or attempt to) and put them on the pool deck or sink them......My biggest concern is ice...
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    LED Light winterization...I need a sanity check here

    I know this is an old thread but what did you end up doing with the lights? I have the same ones and I'm a new pool owner- it will be my first time closing.
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    Can I blow out lines through sand filter?

    I was reading on another thread that after you finished backwashing and rinsing the sand filter you should put it on Recirculate before blowing out the return lines. I'd rather do it your way (leave it on Filter) as I have my sand filter in my shed with no drainage. I'm dreading draining the...
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    Hayward modified pool pump cover for closing

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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    Hayward modified pool pump cover for closing

    I would like to make a modified pool pump cover for my Hayward super pump to attach my shop vac to blow out the lines. What is the best way to accomplish this? Should I just use a hole saw (ones for doors) and then stick an adapter in there that the vacuum can hook up to? Considering the lid...
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    Using backwash during closing?

    Awesome idea! Thanks!
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    Using backwash during closing?

    My waste line is hard piped. I would have to run almost 100ft of garden hose to expel the water using the sump pump.
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    Using backwash during closing?

    I was reading on a thread here (I think) that if you want to continue using your pool pump to drain water (assuming you have a main drain hooked up to the skimmer as I do) after it gets below the skimmer is to run a sump pump from the pool into the skimmer to keep the water level up in the...
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    Using backwash during closing?

    Thanks for all the replies. This will be my first year closing. I'm going to do a regular backwash, rinse and then lower it the rest of the way on the waste setting.
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    Using backwash during closing?

    Is there any harm in backwashing in order to bring the water level down to the bottom of the skimmer mouth opening during draining for winter closing?
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    Bouncy castle air blower for closing?

    I'll be closing my pool myself this year and was wondering if anyone had any luck using a bouncy castle blower to clear lines. Pic attached. I can't find any literature regarding CFM on this. I also have a small Ridgid vacuum that I was going to try to use if not.
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    Steps in applying Magic Lube II to pump basket o-ring?

    Good to know. My only issue is that I can't just keep it on LO for a couple days straight because I'll end up getting too much air in my pump. I have to manually switch it to HI for a couple of minutes to purge the air.
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    Steps in applying Magic Lube II to pump basket o-ring?

    I should have called it a gasket as opposed to an o-ring.