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    Can you tell me what the tap in the attached photo is for?

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    Re: Can you tell me what the tap in the attached photo is fo

    I'm assuming you're talking about the faucet. It is used to pressure test your pipes.
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    Re: Can you tell me what the tap in the attached photo is fo

    Sorry DH is Irish and I guess he rubbed off on me. I do mean the faucet.
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    Re: Can you tell me what the tap in the attached photo is fo

    You can also use it to slowly drain your pool.
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    Re: Can you tell me what the tap in the attached photo is fo

    Or quickly depending how much you open it.
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    Re: Can you tell me what the tap in the attached photo is fo

    Sorry apparently I asked the question wrong. We started the pump that we recently moved and we were not able to draw water up the pipe to the pump at all - can we use the faucet to help bring the water up to the pump, then turn it off so we don't actually start draining the pool? I hope that makes sense.

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    Re: Can you tell me what the tap in the attached photo is fo

    Nevermind, we got it working now. Got a bit of work to do now to clean up the water.
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    Re: Can you tell me what the tap in the attached photo is fo

    That hose bib will come in very handy should you need to drain water out for any reason. The flow won't be quite as extreme as the backflush port. If Calcium gets scary high, which it likely will in Temecula, you can use it to water the lawn, then refill using fresh water.
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