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    PVC Plumbing re work and SWG install

    I just had a filter and pump replaced for a inground pool and the pool company said I don't need a diverter valve because my setup is not that complicated. I have One drian and skimmer.

    I was running chlorine and decided to purchase a SWG. I'm going to try and do the work myself. A newbie at this..

    I will try to install a diverter valve and install the SWG. The problem I have is, (stupid question) how to install the valve without any water draining from the pool? Of course the pump will be off but I don't know how that will affect the water from coming out of the pipe..

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    Re: PVC Plumbing re work and SWG install

    Is your pump/equipment pad below the grade of your pool surface? If it is above, no worries. If it is below, then I would get some expandable plugs to put in the skimmer drain and in place of the return eyeballs. Similar to this: Rubber Winterizing Expansion Plug 1.25 Pipe, Plug Size 9 - Bathtub Drains - Amazon.com Purchase the right size based on measuring the hole in the bottom of the skimmer and the hole once eyeballs are removed. Usually 1.5" plugs. Many hardware stores will have them.
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    Re: PVC Plumbing re work and SWG install

    Thanks for the reply. The equipment is above grade. How about when I cut the return line from the filter? Should I turn the vavle to any special postion of leave it at filter?

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    Re: PVC Plumbing re work and SWG install

    It shouldn't matter. I would open the pump basket and allow the pump and thereby the filter to drain the water into the pool, then commence with the repair.
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