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Thread: Hayward Main Drain Questions

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    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    South Central PA

    Hayward Main Drain Questions

    I'm getting the pool back in shape after opening green, trying to brush any possible place algae might hide. I was brushing the main drains and had a couple questions:
    - While brushing, I knocked off the bumpers (in the link below). It indicates these are to keep auto cleaners from getting stuck. Is there any other safety purpose to these, for example to keep someone from covering the main drain? After knocking the first one off accidentally, I knocked the second one off to clean it. Algae liked to hide there.
    Hayward Main Drain Bumper - SP1048AVH -

    - My main drains are in the link shown below. It appears that there is dirt, or worse, algae, in the cutouts where the water is pulled to the filter. Will the flow of the water clean this off, or does anyone have an idea of how to clean these, other than going down there after the water is warm enough to get in? I tried brushing them with a few different types of brushes, but nothing can get in there.
    Hayward Vinyl/Fiberglass Main Drain 2 (2-Pack) - WG1049AVPAK2 -
    20000 gallon vinyl liner in ground pool
    16' X 34' rectangular diving pool
    Hayward Pro Grid DE Filter
    Hayward 1 hp Super Pump
    TF-100 Test Kit Stenner 45MPHP10

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    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Charleston, SC

    Re: Hayward Main Drain Questions

    5900 G Fiberglass IG pool (circa 1990), SWG Hayward Aqua Rite GoldLine (2013), IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump (2013), Hayward Pro Sand Filter (circa 1990), Well water (no iron or other metals fortunately), test with Taylor K2006C, Charleston, SC

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