Our re-plastering of our pool that was still sporting its original 1970's plaster is complete. I'm on day 3 of re-plaster start-up. We've known the drain has been clogged with plaster the four years we have owned the house and pool. The contractor replaced the old drain cover and I looked at the piping underneath. It was clear of any old plaster debris.
I've been running my filter off of the skimmer the whole time. Now, I'd like to get the drain into the equation for filtration and especially now to help me remove the new plaster dust settling to the bottom of the pool.
I've got a 3-way Jandy. When I turn it to solely draw from the drain I get a second of reduced water flow then next to nothing and the pump is starved for water.
I have a water bladder I've used to unclog leaves from the skimmer line.
Can I use the same thing to unclog the drain without taking the drain cover off the bottom of the pool? Seems like a simple and stupid question. Right now the pool is 'off limits' for swimming due to start up and even though we are in Texas that sucker is still cold! It'd be a cold adventure to swim down there now and remove the cover. I really don't want to jack anything up since we spent so much money getting the pool nice.
The contractor should be at my house tomorrow to collect final payment...he could probably advise me...but since it is the weekend I'd like to mess with it today.