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    Proper Pool Water Levels

    What is the "norm" for an IG pool's water level? Is it necessary to keep it at the water level "mark" on my skimmer, or is it ok to raise it a bit? Can too much water cause any type of problems with the pool equipment?
    18,000 gal, 18x32 IGP, vinyl liner, 3 to 5.5ft depth. One inlet/skimmer (Aqua Genie), one main drain. Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter w/filtration rate of 20 GPM/FT, Two-Speed Pentair Whisperflo 1 HP pump, Natural Gas Hayward H200 pool heater, Aquabot T2 (200 Series) Robotic Pool Cleaner (my best friend), Automatic Electric Pool Cover (2nd best friend).

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    Re: Proper Pool Water Levels

    From what I hear, most keep their water level at about the middle of the skimmer.

    I have had my water level higher, quite often 2/3 up, and have no problems.

    They say that the 'skimmer' action is not as good at a higher level, but I have not noticed that being a problem.

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    Re: Proper Pool Water Levels

    I am like you then. I keep my water level about 2/3 of the way up on the skimmer. Circulation does not appear to be impeded, as the recirculated water still bounces off the side wall across the pool and back again. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't causing any kind of "overload" on the equipment. As always, thanks for your input.
    18,000 gal, 18x32 IGP, vinyl liner, 3 to 5.5ft depth. One inlet/skimmer (Aqua Genie), one main drain. Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter w/filtration rate of 20 GPM/FT, Two-Speed Pentair Whisperflo 1 HP pump, Natural Gas Hayward H200 pool heater, Aquabot T2 (200 Series) Robotic Pool Cleaner (my best friend), Automatic Electric Pool Cover (2nd best friend).

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