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Thread: ideal water level

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    iam4iam's Avatar
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    May 2012
    Johnson City, TN

    ideal water level

    Is there an ideal (or preferred) water level? I recall the guy who closed our pool for us in the fall said the previous owners kept it a little too high. Right now it's about 1/4 to 1/3 of the way up the skimmer port. Is that sufficient? Logic tells me that all that matters is that it's deep enough to get into the skimmer without any difficulty.
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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: ideal water level

    You want it no lower than whatever level is deep enough to fill the skimmer enough to prevent a vortex from forming that might draw in air. And no higher than just below the top of the skimmer opening. Within that range it shouldn't make any difference.
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