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    Eeeek!! I drained the pool too much!

    I thought I was draining the water from the pipes, when in fact I was draining the water from the pool!! Overnight!! Forgot to close the floor return lines! I now have only three inches of water in shallow end of my 40,000 gallon pool. It has a deep, normally 10 ft deep end.

    Do I need to refill it? If the three inches freezes (Pittsburgh, PA) will it damage my concrete painted pool?

    Thanks..... No matter how long you own a pool... Stupid stuff happens!

    Lucy


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    40K gal, painted plaster, Pentair FNS Plus 48, Hayward Super Pump 2 HP, Hayward H-Series-250, 50 years old, 3-month swimming season

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    Re: Eeeek!! I drained the pool too much!

    Never a good idea to leave an in ground pool empty. Winter frost heave could crack it to pieces.
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    Re: Eeeek!! I drained the pool too much!

    Thank you.... The water has been turned on and refilling has begun. I guess this means more chemicals, TOO.


    Lucy
    40K gal, painted plaster, Pentair FNS Plus 48, Hayward Super Pump 2 HP, Hayward H-Series-250, 50 years old, 3-month swimming season

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    Re: Eeeek!! I drained the pool too much!

    Yup. Sorry!

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