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    Closing draining questions

    Question folks. I bought a house/pool last October and I'm using the guy who serviced the pool for the previous owners because I'm not that comfortable with the closing process just yet. I just exchanged emails with him and mentioned I would have the pool drained below the return line when they got there. He said it wasn't necessary because they are going to plug the skimmer and return line simultaneously to blowing out the lines. Last year we did drain the pool below the return, but he said it was because he didn't have any help and that's why we had to drain it because he couldn't plug at the same time. Does that sound right? From what I'd heard and read here I thought I had to drain below the return. Or is that not correct under this circumsatnce? Thanks for any insight.

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    May 2013
    Long Island NY

    Re: Closing draining questions

    I don't lower below the return, but I do lower below the skimmer and keep an eye on it.

    If in rains too much and starts to get close to the skimmer mouth I will siphon the water level down a bit.

    The returns won't crack during a freeze but the skimmer can if the anti freeze gets washed out of the skimmer pot or your gizmo ect. doesn't work.
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