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    trouble closing pool

    I'm finally getting around to closing my pool and I've run into a problem with draining the water. I've got the water level down to the bottom area of the skimmer inlet and it's sucking air so I closed the valve for the skimmer so the main drain could finish off the draining. I'm getting nothing out of the main drain line.

    I have an above-ground pool (this was our second season with it).

    I tried some of the suggestions that I found on this forum (running the hose from the pump basket to clear a clog), but it's just filling up the basket area with water - doesn't seem to be going through to the main drain.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for me to try? It's getting freezing here (we went from high 70's to 40's almost overnight while I was out of town) and I don't want to chance waiting any longer to get everything closed up.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

    Rebecca Kennis
    My Pool:
    Foxx Pool Grecian style 19' X 39'
    27k, with a 300# sand filter

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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'
    Rebecca, welcome to TFP!

    Try using the vacuum to lower the water - we can address the MD issue next spring if you need to close it now
    Luv& Luk

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

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    Great idea! Thanks a lot!

    My Pool:
    Foxx Pool Grecian style 19' X 39'
    27k, with a 300# sand filter

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