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Thread: Water Line Above Returns

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    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Grand Rapids, MI

    Water Line Above Returns

    How important is it to keep the water line below the return jets? I had it lowered to blow them out, then put plugs in. But we have since had rain that caused the water level to come back up to partially cover the returns - and it will probably cover them completely if we get more rain. I am in Michigan and the pool will definitely freeze. Should I pump more water out so that it is below the returns when it freezes? Or does it not matter?
    18x36 IG vinyl liner. 29,000 gallons (estimate based on 18x36, 8.5 feet in deep end). Hayward pump, sand filter and heater.

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    Join Date
    May 2013
    Long Island NY

    Re: Water Line Above Returns

    No you can let the water rise past the returns. I let the water rise also but will keep an eye on it and not let it get in the skimmers. I like to keep it an inch or so below the skimmers until it freezes so it will help support my loop loc with snow load.
    19,000 gal - Vinyl IG - Sand filter -1.5hp. - Taylor k 2006 - Loop Loc cover

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