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    Groundwater - Normal?

    We are building a new pool in Dallas. They installed the Stonescapes today. Our pool is 8 feet deep. We still have ground water coming in from the main drain. Is this normal? They are supposed to acid wash and fill our pool tomorrow. Thanks!

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    Re: Groundwater - Normal?

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    It is normal if your ground water is only 7 feet below the ground and they installed a relief valve to prevent the pool from floating out of the ground when empty. They will just pump it out if required.
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    Re: Groundwater - Normal?

    Our PB said they would run a pump on the deadline if needed, but by the time they got to plaster our water table had dropped below the pool bottom. Prior to that we had about a foot of water in the pool. Before they did our pebble finish they washed down the pool, pumped out all the water, and plugged the drains... In your case I guess they will pump the groundwater prior to the acid wash and plug the drains - unless (as noted in prior post) you have automatic valves on the plugs?
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    Re: Groundwater - Normal?

    Our pool builder said they would install the hydrostatic plugs when they acid wash the pool tomorrow. We had about 3 feet of water after digging. About 1 foot of water after gunite. And today after plaster 6 - 8 inches. I just wanted to make sure this was normal. From what I am reading online - looks like this is OK. Thanks!

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