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    blowing returns

    I was thinking of keeping the water just below the skimmer. This past summer I had a leak in the main drain and plugged it off so I can't drain the water any lower than the skimmer. I do not have a pump. Would this be ok, or do I need to go out and buy a pump?
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    Re: blowing returns

    If your summer pump is Off & you want to keep the water below the skimmer, you'll need a pump as you said to acheive that.
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    Re: blowing returns

    My pool pump is ON but I can not pull water below the skimmer. Is there any way of using my pool pump instead of buying a separate pump?
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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    Re: blowing returns

    Do you have a manual vacuum that hooks into the skimmer throat? Hook it up and stick teh hose in the pool and pump to waste. Or just use the vacuum hose to siphon off water.
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