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    How to partial drain AGP?

    What's the best way to do this? Just drain to the skimmer, refill, and drain again? I'm going to try to get my CYA down this year. Our pool is being opened in 2 weeks.

    Or, should I get some sort of pump thing that goes in the pool and drains it our through a hose over the side. Do they make something like that? LOL, or am I just totally making that up?
    27' round AG, sand, Ohio, well water, 19,000 gallons approx., New owners to the pool.

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    Re: How to partial drain AGP?

    First thing to do is post a set of numbers and we can help you figure out how much to drain refill.

    Next is that there are several ways to partially drain your pool but just draining it ot the bottom of the skimmer is going to take an enormous number of drain fill cycles. You can get a sump pump and pump about half of the water out through a hose. You can also use your vacuum hose plugged into the skimmer to pump the water out using your pool pump. You can even use your vacuum hose to siphon the water out of the pool.
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    Re: How to partial drain AGP?

    Those submersible pumps are sold at lowes, home depot, etc. - I got one there 2 years ago for less than $100. Its also very handy for draining the muck off the winter cover.
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    Re: How to partial drain AGP?

    Thank you!

    We're not open yet, so I don't have a set of numbers yet. I did a lot of research on this last year too but I'll get something posted when I get some numbers.
    27' round AG, sand, Ohio, well water, 19,000 gallons approx., New owners to the pool.

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    Re: How to partial drain AGP?

    FPM - so the same submursible pump can be used to drain the cover and drain the pool? That's good to know.
    27' round AG, sand, Ohio, well water, 19,000 gallons approx., New owners to the pool.

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    Re: How to partial drain AGP?

    Yup - cover pumps are designed more for that specific thing- but I use my sub-pump for both.
    This is like mine, but I think mine is 1/2 hp
    http://www.amazon.com/Flotec-FP0S130.../dp/B000FKDLBU
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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