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Thread: Bottom drain and running pump

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    Mar 2009
    Woods of North Florida

    Bottom drain and running pump

    i think I have a leak in my pool. I have a bottom drain. Can I close the skimmer valve and run the pump using only the bottom drain while I watch the water fall to find the leak?

    Thanks as always for help!
    24' Seaspray Evolution CLX Above Ground Pool (~13600 gallons)
    Pentair Sand Dollar SD60 / 22.5" filter / Maximum Flow Rate 60 GPM
    Pentair Dynamo Pump 1 1/2 HP

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Bottom drain and running pump

    I don't see a problem with using the main drain only instead of both skimmer and main drain. Perhaps the only issue will be some loss of psi on the gauge and the slight possibility of air being sucked into the system because of the suction side restriction. Nevertheless, there is no harm.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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