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    Blowing Lines with C02

    I closed my pool Friday, and was interested to see that the pool guy used co2 to blow the lines. He poured antifreeze in each line after blowing water out and then blew until pink antifreezed came out of returns, skimmer, and drains.

    I had never heard of using co2 before.
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    Re: Blowing Lines with C02

    A properly sealed line doesn't need antifreeze.

    If he can get CO2 for cheap, it's no different than using a blower.
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    Re: Blowing Lines with C02

    I use my shop vac to blow the lines. Works much better than my compressor because of the volume of air moved.
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    Re: Blowing Lines with C02

    I might add that $20 of c02 use was passed on to me the customer.
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    Re: Blowing Lines with C02

    He charged you for the CO2? That is outrageous! He doesn't have the tools to do the job right, buys CO2 to act as his blower, then charges additionally? What did he expect, you to supply the blower so that he didn't use the CO2? That is so wrong!

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    Re: Blowing Lines with C02

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolGuyNJ
    He charged you for the CO2? That is outrageous! He doesn't have the tools to do the job right, buys CO2 to act as his blower, then charges additionally? What did he expect, you to supply the blower so that he didn't use the CO2? That is so wrong!

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    I gotta agree with that!!

    However, if he had used N2O and you were properly placed near a return, it'd be worth the $20
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    Re: Blowing Lines with C02

    But Murphy's law would bite you. You'd fall in the pool. Cold water is a definite buzz kill.

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    Re: Blowing Lines with C02

    OK, then tarp the skimmer... and laugh
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