Just recently bought a home with a nice SWG pool system. I had a conventional pool for the past 10 years, and understood the basics. Now I'm learning all over again.
I recently learned that I don't need to backwash my filter. Instead I clean the cartridges. newby-at-bbb-moving-into-new-swcg-pool-t38727.html
Now it's been raining a lot and I need to drain some water, but I don't have my multi-port valve security blanket to turn to. How do I drain water from this pool? Here's an overview.
shows one end of the pool equipment with what I assume is the drain pipe entering the ground. Since I don't have an above ground discharge I'm flying blind.
is the other end of the equipment with the valve that I suspect controls the flow of water either back through filter or to the discharge, but I'm not sure.
you can't read it in this photo, but the tab is currently pointed to the "off" position. The other positions have numbers, but they have any particular meaning to me. Unlike my old multiport it doesn't say "drain" or "rinse".
Any ideas of how to drain excess water, or what other information is needed to help determine this?
I'd just experiment but a) can't see the water draining so I'm unsure and b) really don't want to burn up any pumps by choosing poorly. Thanks for all the help.