I am brand new to the forum and really hope I can get some advice. My main drian valve (cheap plastic shutoff type) broke and it is now steady leaking when off and sucking air when the system is on. I need to replace the valve but in order to do this I have to unfortunately cut the pipe. I am afraid of the answer but do I have to drian the pool to make this repair? I know there is some science to the water level of the pool in relation to the valve level so was hoping there was an alternate solution before I drain 25k gallon of water in the backyard.
I appreciate any help anyone can give.