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    Newbie needs help with pool drain please!

    Hello all,

    After a difficult week here in the tropic wetlands of philadelphia suburbs, my pool level is too high. I have also noticed my CH creeping up (420 today). I do not know how to drain water from the pool using existing system. Can anyone help? We have a newly installed (opened mem day this year), 36K gallon inground gunnite 46 x 27 free form pool, with hayward goldline prologic SWG/pump, two skimmers. I have a valve that can shut off skimmers, and be open only to pool main drain, as well as a clear cover on pump i can see water washing through when pump is running (I clean basket in it regularly). Help please! Thanks!

    Todd

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    Re: Newbie needs help with pool drain please!

    What kind of filter do you have? If you can post a pic of the equipment pad, we should be able to help you out!
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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    Re: Newbie needs help with pool drain please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    What kind of filter do you have? If you can post a pic of the equipment pad, we should be able to help you out!
    All equipment is hayward. Filter is quad cartridge. has a drain spout at bottom behind tank that u can c. should i just open that and let it out? I usually only use that drain spout when the equipment is off and i clean the cartridges. Thanks! On Close up of clear top pumps, the right one is for pool.

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    Re: Newbie needs help with pool drain please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    What kind of filter do you have? If you can post a pic of the equipment pad, we should be able to help you out!

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    Re: Newbie needs help with pool drain please!

    Tougher w/ cart filter, but still possible. Here is a link with some past solutions

    adding-a-to-waste-drain-to-plumbing-t35088.html
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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