Split from Question about lowing the level of water Zea3
I'm going to tag on to this question if I can. I love in Michigan so we have a similar situation. Last year my pool company dropped the water level quite low. They probably went 6" below my returns. My problem with this is that my well water is incredibly high in iron and this resulted in a lot of iron staining this spring. My returns are 10" below the water line which resulted in removing 16" of water which is about 4000 gallons in my 12000 gallon pool. Is this actually a good practice in this situation.
I'll also add that the bottom of my skimmer is 4.5", my jets are 4", returns are 10", and I have a light at 16". I expect the surface to freeze solid in January and to fill with snow by the end of the winter. Last year we had a nasty tadpole soup in the cover at the beginning of spring.
Would love some suggestions.