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Thread: Should I drain some water?

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    Should I drain some water?

    I have an in-ground pool and my water level is at the edge of the cooping due to heavy rain. According to forecast the rain may continue for the next couple of days.

    should I drain some water? I'm afraid once the water gets over the edge all the dirt around the pool are will end up in my pool.

    in addition to cover pump I have a water tap between pool pump and filter. I guess I could utilize the tap while pool pump is running.

    Thanks

    P.S. I know this is not the right forum, but not sure which one is.
    Bill
    18'X4' 7600 Gal AG
    3/4 HP Pentair Pump
    Hayward S166T 100 lb sand filter

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    Re: Should I drain some water?

    Sure drain some or back flush if you have a sand filter.
    Glenn - Pickering, Ontario
    Circa 1980 Vinyl In-ground 80,000 Ltrs. ~ K2006 Kit ~ Hayward Pump/Navigator/Sand Filter ~ Raypak 255 Gas Heater

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    Re: Should I drain some water?

    I have a cartridge filter and don't have backwash / discharge hose

    I found cheaper and faster solution - two pool vacuum hoses. Sucked the air out on one side using wet vac, other side in the pool through the skimmer opening (so it doesn't suck too much water out). draining speed is amazing about 20 min and the water level is back to where it should be.

    the best part -I don't even have a pool vacuum, these hoses have broken attachments but for some reason I never threw them out


    Thanks.
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    Bill
    18'X4' 7600 Gal AG
    3/4 HP Pentair Pump
    Hayward S166T 100 lb sand filter

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