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    Jul 2016

    Drain pool water from pump

    Many person have admitted to "too high" CYA readings in their pool water and I witnessed a pool serviceman drain a pool with a pumping machine at very fast past.

    So if one wanted to drain pool water in the case of Too high CYA, a question arose among my friends concerning whether 1. to drain pool water with the 1" diameter garden hose attached to spiket outlet at top PCV going into pump while pump is running or 2. to not perform 1. and instead open the Pump cleaning drain outlet at bottom of pump where hole is maybe 3 inches wide, releasing 3 times as much water in same amount of time. One could attach a pool cleaning line commonly used with floor vacuuming to take water away from pool mat.

    Has anyone tried something like this? thanks
    Blue haven kidney style 16,000 gal gunnite including Spa, test Kit TF - 100
    Built 2000 deep end 7.5 feet, 2 steps at shallow end
    Original SWG then convert to chlorine
    Pentair Clean & Clear cartridge filter (4)
    Blue Haven Teledyne Laars Platinum II heater

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    Aug 2014
    Houston tx

    Re: Drain poo water from pump

    I don't have the answer to your question but I'm sure one of our experts will be along shortly to help you. In the meantime you might want to add that missing "L" to your thread title. As is, it gives a whole new meaning to your thread!
    No longer living vicariously through other people's pool builds. Pool build is complete on my IG SWCG pool, approx 10,000 gallons. All Jandy equipment - VS 1.5 hp pump, 580 cartridge filter, AquaPure 1400 salt cell, AquaLink PDA system. Dolphin m500. PebbleSheen Blue Surf with shells and beads added. TF-100 w/ SpeedStir. A Houston Pool Build Inside the Loop

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    Jul 2015
    San Antonio, TX

    Re: Drain poo water from pump

    Haha, that missing L brought me here also. I was thinking this was going to be a really interesting story.

    in-ground pool/spa with spill over, plaster/pebble, multiple waterfalls
    4x Pentair pumps, Pentair DE filter, Pentair Heater, Auto-fill
    Completed 2011, TF-100 test kit w/ Speedstir

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    Jun 2014
    Roseville, CA

    Re: Drain poo water from pump

    I expected more... a lot more...

    Regarding draining, it really doesn't matter. It's all about time. And get some advice from a local pool pro. Some areas with a high water table will cause the pool to lift out of the ground - a total catastrophe! In that case "water exchange" is your best option, and you may be limited by your garden hose (s).
    SWG: CircuPool (5/2018) Universal 40; 3000ppm seems ideal;
    My Ideal Specs:
    FC 5; PH 7.4-7.6; TA 90; CH 350; CYA 75; = SI ~ 0.19
    14,000 gal, in ground, plaster, Cartridge filter, Borates
    TAYLOR K - 2006 Last Circupool SI30+ 4 years RIP.

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