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    Quick question. How long do I need to run the shop-vac

    My pool is filling up! Do I need to run the shop vac until the entire deep end is full or just a few inches. It will take most of the night to get the water level just below my step and light where I need it.
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    Re: Quick question. How long do I need to run the shop-vac

    You leave the vac running until there are several inches (ideally a foot to be sure, but that isn't strictly required) of water in the shallow end. You need enough water in the pool to hold the liner in place in all of the corners, including in the shallow end, before you turn off the vac.
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    Re: Quick question. How long do I need to run the shop-vac

    Wow! That is what I was afraid of. Now I see the advantage of a water truck.
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    Re: Quick question. How long do I need to run the shop-vac

    I'm very curious. Can you tell me how you hook up a vacuum when you install a liner? I'm trying to picture it. I have a gunnite pool, but I'm awfully curious. I understand that you're trying to vacuum out all the air between the liner and the outside of the pool, but can't picture where the vacuum goes?
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    Re: Quick question. How long do I need to run the shop-vac

    If you look at some of the liner install pics around here you'll see that they mostly loosen the bead from the track and stick the hose down beside the liner. I stuck it inside the skimmer through the face, down to the bottom, when helping install the last liner I helped with.
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    Re: Quick question. How long do I need to run the shop-vac

    Completed: June 2011
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    Re: Quick question. How long do I need to run the shop-vac

    FYI it ran all night, no complaints from the nieghbors. The next day installed light return and skimmers. Pool is full!
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    Re: Quick question. How long do I need to run the shop-vac

    Congratulations!
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    Re: Quick question. How long do I need to run the shop-vac

    It really works well doesn't it? Congrats. :good job:
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