I have an older inground, vinyl lined pool built on a hill behind the house. The pump is set up next to the house and is below the level of the pool. I've been faithfully following BBB for the better part of five years and I figured there has to be someone here that can help with a silly problem.
I was opening the pool this week and well on the way to clear water when the skimmer cut off valve busted. It's still closed and no water is leaking but it's obvious that the valve is broken in the closed position. Again, the pool is probably twenty years old and I'm sure the valves are original. I can't get enough pressure to drive my Kreepy Krauly.
I'm good with PVC and I can replace the valves (might as well replace the drain cut off while I'm at it). The problem is the water. How do I block the water coming out of the pool? A tennis ball will solve the skimmer but what about closing off the main drain? Any easy solution?
thanks so much for your help.