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Thread: Pumping Water Out of Pool

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    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Peoria, AZ

    Pumping Water Out of Pool

    Hello all,

    I will be renting a sump pump today and pumping the water out of my pool to lower my CYA. I have a float that automatically adds water to my pool to counter evaporation. Can I and should I manually disable this while pumping the water out? If so, how?

    Thanks in advance.
    9500 Gallons, IG, Pebble, Cartridge filters, 1.5 HP Pump, Built 2005 - Peoria, AZ

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    Apr 2011
    Lynchburg VA

    Re: Pumping Water Out of Pool

    If you cannot separate the new water coming into the pool from the old water going out, disable the auto fill. When you have drained what you want to drain, fill the pool back up. If you have a tarp that will cover the top of the pool you can cover the pool, pump water from under the tarp, refill the pool on top of the tarp and the remove the tarp allowing the water to mix when you have drained what you want to drain.
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    May 2012
    Sun City West Arizona (2nd Home)

    Re: Pumping Water Out of Pool

    There should be a shutoff valve for the line feeding the automatic pool leveler. If you can't fine it, then tie the float up inside the leveler to shut the water off.
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