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    Last 2" of water

    Im in the process of draining my pool but have a problem get the last 2" of water out. Does anyone have any good tips for me?

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    In the Industry

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Phoenix, AZ

    Re: Last 2" of water

    What method are you using to drain the pool? A sump pump should do the trick.

    Is your pool in-ground or above-ground. If it is in ground, and you have a hydrostatic pressure valve, that could actually be letting water into your pool through the main drain (which actually prevents your pool from floating up due to high water table).

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    Apr 2012
    New Orleans, LA

    Re: Last 2" of water

    I bought a small sump pump from Home Depot for a decent price and it got most of the water out. The last little bit I used a mop bucket and a dust pan with a rubber edge. I would scoop, dump into the mop bucket and then pour it out the pool near a drain I have close to the pool. The small pump though can suck down to 3/16".....pretty good.
    Pool size: Approx. 25,000 gallons
    Filter: Nautilus Pac-Fab 48 sq. ft. DE
    Inground plaster pool

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