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    Main drain (sophomoric giggle)

    I'm trying to drain my IG to drop the CYA level...does every IG pool have a drain at the bottom of the deepest part? And should it be draining water if the pump is on waste? FYI, there is only 1 valve on the inflow side of the pump.

    I'm currently vacuuming through the skimmer on waste trying to drop the level. When the water dropped below the other skimmer the output dropped drastically too.

    Thank you in advance
    18 x 30 IG vinyl "sports pool" 16k
    Hayward pump & sand filter. Polaris cleaner (older model) & booster pump.
    K-2006 test kit

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    Re: Main drain (sophomoric giggle)

    No, not every inground has a bottom drain. Can you not see the bottom?
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: Main drain (sophomoric giggle)

    Thanks FPM. It's still a little cloudy, so can't see the bottom of the deeper parts. I did use the leaf skimmer and I think I can feel one. I tried to make sure there was no debris covering it...we've not had much large debris.
    18 x 30 IG vinyl "sports pool" 16k
    Hayward pump & sand filter. Polaris cleaner (older model) & booster pump.
    K-2006 test kit

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    Re: Main drain (sophomoric giggle)

    K well hopefully its a bottom drain and not a possum. jk

    Can you post a pic of your equipment pad?
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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