Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Any idea what this pipe is for??

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    33

    Any idea what this pipe is for??

    I cant figure out what this pvc pipe is coming out of the ground. Any ideas?? thanks!
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Pool newbie. 25k gallon in-ground plaster pool with DE filter. MX8 and PoolSkim

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Isaac-1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SW Louisiana
    Posts
    6,711

    Re: Any idea what this pipe is for??

    How about a wider shot for some context
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
    I use and endorse TFtestKits TF-100 from http://tftestkits.net
    ~Remember TFP counts on your donations to keep this site ad free~

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SW Georgia
    Posts
    298

    Re: Any idea what this pipe is for??

    Does it provide air for Jacuzzi jets?
    35K IG Vinyl 20 x 40 self built pool, Hayward Pro Series High-Rate Sand Filter 31" 98gal/min, Hayward TriStar 1.85hp, Hayward 400btu heater, BBB method w/Hypo, Jazz light w/matching fiber optic rope lighting around coping w/syncronized color wheels. Concrete Paver deck.

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    33

    Re: Any idea what this pipe is for??

    No jacuzzi, I just have a pool. Is this maybe where I can pump water into the sewer if I have to drain? These are the only two pics I have as I am at work currently. It is also located near a pipe that goes underground when I backwash. Its the strangest mystery to me!

    My CYA is around 150 currently so this weekend I have to rent a pump and drain over half my pool. I was trying to figure out where I am supposed to pump the water.

    No more chlorine pucks for me! I got rid of my pool service, ordered a test kit and going to spend a few days on this site reading the right way to care for the pool.

    Thanks!
    Pool newbie. 25k gallon in-ground plaster pool with DE filter. MX8 and PoolSkim

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Orange County, CA
    Posts
    696

    Re: Any idea what this pipe is for??

    It could be for backflushing a DE filter. It may also be a ground water relief pipe to prevent ground water from floating your pool when you drain the water. If the latter, I believe these are used to pump out the ground water around the pool so that it reduces the chance of floating the shell. Before you empty your pool, you really should find out if this might be for mitigating the effects of ground water. You might check with the local building inspector to see if they have any documentation on this for your house (or if they have knowledge of ground water issues).
    38K in ground pool with attached spa. Current equipment: Easytouch 8 (521150) with IC-60 SWCG with web control by Autelis, 1x Pentair IntelliFlo 011018 pump (for filter), 1x Pentair 2HP WhisperFlo pump (for waterfall), 2X Pentair IntelliBrite 5G 12V lights, Pentair MiniMax400 NG Heater, Pentair SMBW2060 DE filter. Zodiac Barracuda MX8 cleaner on dedicated cleaner line. Lighting/home automation controlled by Insteon/ISY-99i.

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SW Georgia
    Posts
    298

    Re: Any idea what this pipe is for??

    Quote Originally Posted by jhever
    No jacuzzi, I just have a pool. Is this maybe where I can pump water into the sewer if I have to drain? These are the only two pics I have as I am at work currently. It is also located near a pipe that goes underground when I backwash. Its the strangest mystery to me!

    My CYA is around 150 currently so this weekend I have to rent a pump and drain over half my pool. I was trying to figure out where I am supposed to pump the water.

    No more chlorine pucks for me! I got rid of my pool service, ordered a test kit and going to spend a few days on this site reading the right way to care for the pool.

    Thanks!
    I don't have a jacuzzi either but I do have jacuzzi jets in my steps that bubble like a actual jacuzzi. These returns have to have an air source which is why I have a similar pipe sticking out of the ground similar to the one you have pictured. These returns have a venturi that draws air in from the vent pipe.
    35K IG Vinyl 20 x 40 self built pool, Hayward Pro Series High-Rate Sand Filter 31" 98gal/min, Hayward TriStar 1.85hp, Hayward 400btu heater, BBB method w/Hypo, Jazz light w/matching fiber optic rope lighting around coping w/syncronized color wheels. Concrete Paver deck.

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Plant City, Florida
    Posts
    38

    Re: Any idea what this pipe is for??

    How close is it to the air handler for your AC? Looks like it could be the condensate return.

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    33

    Re: Any idea what this pipe is for??

    It is along that same wall about 10 feet away
    Pool newbie. 25k gallon in-ground plaster pool with DE filter. MX8 and PoolSkim

  9. Back To Top    #9

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SW Georgia
    Posts
    298

    Re: Any idea what this pipe is for??

    Could it be the over flow pipe that is connected to the side of the simmer. My simmers have a pvc fitting on the side that you could plumb to automatically drain your pool when the water got to high. It comes from the factory pluged so in order for it to work you have to cut the plug out and it is located on the inside back wall of the skimmer. If this pipe is above the height of the deck it probably is not a drain line.
    35K IG Vinyl 20 x 40 self built pool, Hayward Pro Series High-Rate Sand Filter 31" 98gal/min, Hayward TriStar 1.85hp, Hayward 400btu heater, BBB method w/Hypo, Jazz light w/matching fiber optic rope lighting around coping w/syncronized color wheels. Concrete Paver deck.

  10. Back To Top    #10

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    33

    Re: Any idea what this pipe is for??

    Hmm...Its the strangest thing because its not close to the pump or skimmer. Such a mystery!

    When draining a pool with a sub pump where do I pump the water to? I cant figure out where I am supposed to dump 13k gallons of water.

    Thanks!
    Pool newbie. 25k gallon in-ground plaster pool with DE filter. MX8 and PoolSkim

  11. Back To Top    #11

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    Posts
    2,669

    Re: Any idea what this pipe is for??

    It looks to be too small for a backwash line, those should be about 3 inches or so. Does it point towards the AC unit and is that area full of rock? It looks like there is a green border that surrounds the pipe and that leads me to believe that it could be for the AC condensation drain.

    To test if it is an air intake for jets of some sort, blow air into the line with a shop vac. If bubbles come out of your returns then you have your answer.
    16k gal plaster with raised spa, Jandy DEV60 filter, 2 HP 2-speed SHPF Jandy Stealth pump
    Hayward Aqua Rite T-15 SWCG, Jandy LXi 400k BTU NG heater, 350 sq.ft. of Sun Star solar panels, TF-100 Test Kit, Dolphin s300i Cleaner
    Test Kits . Pool Math . Chlorine/CYA Chart . The SLAM Process

  12. Back To Top    #12

    Re: Any idea what this pipe is for??

    Any signs of irrigation system, past or present?

    3/4 inch PVC is standard in irrigation systems.
    Kansas City, MO
    13500 gallon Foxx vinyl sport pool--inground (1988)
    Cristal-Flo sand filter
    Ray-Pak 406A digital
    1.5 HP single speed
    400 gallon Heldor inground spa, octagon

  13. Back To Top    #13

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    33

    Re: Any idea what this pipe is for??

    It points away from the AC unit which is about 10 feet away and comes out of the soil (no rocks). The only things near it are my faucet and a backwash pipe that comes up and then back down from the ground. When I backwash I can hear water moving through the backwash pipe that why I call it that. Its just odd its not near my pump. I'll see if I can get more pics tonight. Thanks everyone!
    Pool newbie. 25k gallon in-ground plaster pool with DE filter. MX8 and PoolSkim

  14. Back To Top    #14

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    Posts
    2,669

    Re: Any idea what this pipe is for??

    Is the faucet in the pool plumbing? If so, this might be a drain line for water coming out of the faucet. It looks like the end is threaded and a hose with two female ends might attach to the faucet and this line. It is definitely not a backwash drain as it is not large enough for that volume of water, but it could handle water out of a faucet.

    I would dig down the line and see if it is running away from the pool to make sure it is not going to do something to your pool.
    16k gal plaster with raised spa, Jandy DEV60 filter, 2 HP 2-speed SHPF Jandy Stealth pump
    Hayward Aqua Rite T-15 SWCG, Jandy LXi 400k BTU NG heater, 350 sq.ft. of Sun Star solar panels, TF-100 Test Kit, Dolphin s300i Cleaner
    Test Kits . Pool Math . Chlorine/CYA Chart . The SLAM Process

  15. Back To Top    #15

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    33

    Re: Any idea what this pipe is for??

    Thats what I thought too and bought a female/female adapter for the hose but it didn't fit. I'll try digging to see if that helps figure out where its going. I even tracked down the old homeowner and asked if he had any idea what that was for and he said he had the same questions and never figured it out.
    Pool newbie. 25k gallon in-ground plaster pool with DE filter. MX8 and PoolSkim

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •