Inground pool drain level

Reply

  #1  
Old 09-16-07, 07:24 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ontario,Canada
Posts: 80
Inground pool drain level

Hi, next stupid question......In draining my inground pool (vynil liner), will it suffice to drain to below the skimmer and then blow the (still below water level) lines out using a shop vac before plugging? By the way, freezing is a big issue.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 09-16-07, 07:59 PM
todrut's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 1,212
The key to a successful winterization is making sure water isout of lines, generally shop vacs do not produce enough volume to properly blow water out of lines. However there are some pools that can be done with shop vac. If you get a good continuos air flow out of returns when blowing then plug them and you should be ok. If you just get bubbles and not continuous air I would not risk it.
 
  #3  
Old 09-16-07, 08:36 PM
Pool Guy's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 3
A local pool store should have a winterizing plug that has a stem valve in the middle of it (like that you would see on a car tire). It allows you to plug the fitting and blow out the lines with a house hold air compressor. It also prevents the water from re-entering the pipe while you try to get the plug sealed.
 
  #4  
Old 09-17-07, 08:29 AM
todrut's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 1,212
Using a plug like that will only blow bubbles in the line, it will not remove water.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'