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    What lines are what?

    We just bought a house with a 20x40 inground Pacific Steel pool. The problem is that the equipment has been plumbed into the basement and we need to get it rerouted outside of the house. (It flooded the basement prior to us buying it). The problem is that we don't know what intake pipes go to what source (skimmer, main drain, etc). I have found the pipes underground outside and we are going to get ready to cut and redirect to a platform. Could anyone help with explaining what the lines might be?
    We are also having a tough time deciding what type of filter to get that would be optimal for the size of our pool. The previous owner hadn't opened the pool in 4-5 years so I've turned the frog pond into a hazy aqua but can't see the main drain at the bottom. I think we only have 2 return jets that I can see. But we have 5 pipes leading into the wall. I have pictures of everything I just don't see where I could post them.

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    Re: What lines are what?

    Welcome to TFP

    Use a shop vac in reverse and blow air through the pipes, where the air comes out is that pipe

    how deep is the pool, if average of 5 feet it has about 30,000 gallons... a TR100 ro TR140 sand filter or the clean and clear 420 or 520 would be good choices, bigger is better with filters

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    Re: What lines are what?

    Welcome to TFP!

    Here is some info on filters to review
    Pool School - Pool Filter Comparison
    Pool School - Maintenance and Cleaning of Pool Filters

    Pools typically have the following plumbing lines at equipment pads going to the pool.
    Suction side
    Line from skimmer(s)
    Line from bottom drain

    Pressure side
    Line to pool returns
    Line to waterfall/bubbler/water feature if applicable
    Line to cleaner if applicable
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    Re: What lines are what?

    In addition to pooldv's listed items there may be a waste/backwash pipe from your filter that just leads to the yard somewhere as part of your filter maintenance.
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    Re: What lines are what?

    You can also buy a lable kit to mark everything at your local pool store
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    Re: What lines are what?

    image.jpgThank you so much for your responses! I will try to use the shop vac technique- please don't laugh at my naivety- am I blowing the air after I make the cut on the outside pipe? I have stoppers in all of the ports that I know of. We don't want to be flooded with water when we go to make the changes. Or should I drain the pool down below the openings in the pool and hope for the best with the main drain line? As you can see inside there are two lines coming in on the left next to each other, then in the middle there is one line with black pvc. On the right the two lines (shown in the dirt picture as well) have one attached line and the lower smaller one is cut off.

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