We are new to pool ownership and need help! We can't reach anyone with info at the pool company who installed the pool last year.
We are in NJ in Hurricane Irene's path. We thought it would be a good idea to drain the pool a few inches but have no idea how to do this. We found the word "drain" on the filter pump and opened it (we turned the filter off first) thinking this might drain the pool (yes, I know, not smart!) Apparently, (and hindsight being 20/20) this only drained the filter and once it was empty the water stopped pouring out. Now we still have a full pool and an empty filter.
Now, I am concerned about restarting the filter without water in it. I'm thinking some kind of priming must be involved? Do we need to release the air valve? What steps should we take? Do we turn off the circuit breakers before doing anything else? I REALLY appreciate suggestions!
Also, if anyone has answers to the question we had in the first place: "how to drain the pool" I welcome your answers!