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    Water seeks it's own level

    I have a slide that is about 10 ft tall. If I cut the pump off, will the water in the slide fall to the level of the pool water at some point? I am asking this because I would like to be able to drain the slide and then cut it off, at the valve, after it has drained. Then all I would need to worry about is keeping the pad warm and running the pool when it is really cold.
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    Re: Water seeks it's own level

    I'm wondering if that depends on how the slide is plumbed in? Got more info on that?
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    Re: Water seeks it's own level

    The pipe runs underground, presumably at the same level as the pipes that go to the returns. There is a concrete deck so the underground piping near the pool would be at least under that. By the way, the pad is way below the water level. I appreciate your help!
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    Re: Water seeks it's own level

    Yes, the water should drain back to the water level in the pool when the pump is shut off.
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