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    How can check to make sure main drain is working?

    I paid extra for a main drain on my above ground pool supposedly do reduce vacuuming but it doesn't appear to have any suction when I touch it. Wouldn't you be able to feel it sucking even if just a bit. I kind of feel like it's not even working. Maybe its just there but not really hooked up. I just had pool installed a few months ago.
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    Re: How can check to make sure main drain is working?

    I can't feel any suction on my main drain normally. Do you have a valve to switch between skimmer and drain? I move the valve to all drain when I brush the pool and the dust disappears down the drain.
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    Re: How can check to make sure main drain is working?

    If you can turn off the skimmer and water keeps moving ... then it has to be coming from somewhere
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