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Thread: Opening a pool without a main drain....

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    May 2009
    Mason, OH

    Opening a pool without a main drain....

    ok so for some reason my pool does not have a main drain. I just have a skimmer and two returns. The set up is (if you are standing in the middle of the deep end, rectangle 16x32) one return on the short deepend wall about 2-3' off the right wall approx 2-3' below average waterline. Another return on the shallow end short wall on the left side approx 5-6' off the left wall just below average waterline. SO my issue is i always have some spring cleaning to do, algae etc, doens't seem to matter how i close (this is another post in itself so i won't get into it). But it usually takes forever to get the pool to clean up. After shocking and holding it until overnight is passed it still takes a while to get enought circulation to clean up the dead algae. Anyone have an tricks tip etc to aid in this process? I usually use DE in the sand filter, going to clean maybe replace the sand this year too...
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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Opening a pool without a main drain....

    You can use a skimmer sock and that'll help. You can also use a manual vacuum laid in the bottom to draw water from there. re-aiming your eyeballs will probably help too.
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