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    Kepping water level low during winter

    My pool is closed and I have a mesh cover. Any suggestions on how to keep water levels low during winter months (6 inches below skimmer)??
    24,500 gallon plaster i/g
    sand filter (Hayward S-200)

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    Re: Kepping water level low during winter

    I would check after each storm.

    A more complicated solution would to buy a sump pump with automatic on/off and put it on some plastic chair with weights or something at the height needed to contain the water.
    1971 San Juan Fiberglass pool 12,000 gallons
    New Pentair Whisperflow 1hp
    New Pentair FNS DE filter 64sq
    All 1.5" piping and no heater
    1 skimmer, 1 main drain, and 2 returns

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    Re: Kepping water level low during winter

    Quote Originally Posted by wantobpoolmaster
    My pool is closed and I have a mesh cover. Any suggestions on how to keep water levels low during winter months (6 inches below skimmer)??
    You really dont need to check after each storm. You want the water between 12 and 18 inches below the top of the pool.
    Go get a rain gauge and put it in the yard. After each rain fall, look at the guage. Once you get enough rain to where you might want to pump out water, pop a couple of straps on the step end and put a pump on the top stair and pump out the amount of water you want.
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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    Re: Kepping water level low during winter

    Thanks for the info. Is there a pump you can recommend?
    24,500 gallon plaster i/g
    sand filter (Hayward S-200)

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    Re: Kepping water level low during winter

    Not really. They all work pretty well. Rule makes a decent one, so does Little Giant.
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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    Re: Kepping water level low during winter

    http://www.harborfreight.com/3-4-quarte ... 94649.html

    Very good pump. When I use it, the water gushes out. I got mine for $35.
    1971 San Juan Fiberglass pool 12,000 gallons
    New Pentair Whisperflow 1hp
    New Pentair FNS DE filter 64sq
    All 1.5" piping and no heater
    1 skimmer, 1 main drain, and 2 returns

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