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    Rookie Help- Pool discharge - stoopid stoopid stoopid

    Ok, I have done something stupid. I am a new pool owner. Ran the pool successfully until two days ago- sparkling, great. Inground pool, chlorine, main pump with Spider valve and supplemental polaris pump are on timer. I backwashed and valve is set to "normal circulate". However, I do admit to messing around with two "inline" valves that I shouldn't have touched. Now when the pool valve is set to normally circulate, it dumped 2 inches of water as in "discharge"/drain. In other words the pool settings are showing normal circulate but the water is ending up draining out of the pool and in the yard. HELP? I know I have done something stupid. Loss of prime? Broke spider valve (how I don't know, but it is plastic)?
    Jeff
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    Re: Rookie Help- Pool discharge - stoopid stoopid stoopid

    Welcome to TFP.

    Any chance you are turning your multiport valve while the pump is on?
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    Re: Rookie Help- Pool discharge - stoopid stoopid stoopid

    I must have had a valve closed/open.

    Bigger trouble now is that I have broken the handle on the spider valve- it broke where the pin attaches.
    Jeff
    Existing Pool: 1959 built inground concrete, 14'x30' rectangular, 8.5 ft deep end, 20k gal, Hayward Super II 1 hp pump, Hayward Progrid 36 sq ft DE filter.
    Planned remodel to include the following additions: Raised Bond Beam, 2 benches/swim-outs, 36" Sheer Descents w/LED (2x), Laminar Deck Jets w/LED (2x), 250k BTU Gas Heater, Pentair Easytouch 8 automation, Vacuum line, Autofill, Waste line and extra return line.
    R&R the following: Plaster, Skimmer, Main Drain, Coping, Tile, Pump, Main pool light w/ LED multicolor, all existing copper lines w/ 2.5" suction and 2" returns lines.

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    Re: Rookie Help- Pool discharge - stoopid stoopid stoopid

    You can buy parts for those valves. Do a search for your particular make and model and you should be able to find someone that sells parts. Your local pool store might have them.
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