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    Infinity Pool Water Sag

    Good afternoon - I have an infinity pool in my backyard and the infinity illusion, if you will, is lost when the edge pump is not running. Is that normal? Meaning, the water level seems to sag/drop once the edge pump is turned off (meaning you need the edge pump on for the infinity effect). Is that normal, or is there an atypical 'water sag' of some kind going on? Just curious. Thanks!
    17k gallon inground pool with infinity edge. Sand filter. Saltwater generator

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    Re: Infinity Pool Water Sag

    I have no direct knowledge of edge pools, but I would think that small waves will cause the water to splash over the edge and without the edge pump refilling/replaicng, then you would get a little lower water level. Evaporation would impact that as well I would think. How much lower is it?
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    Re: Infinity Pool Water Sag

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    I have no direct knowledge of edge pools, but I would think that small waves will cause the water to splash over the edge and without the edge pump refilling/replaicng, then you would get a little lower water level. Evaporation would impact that as well I would think. How much lower is it?
    Ours is an infinity pool, and yes, as soon as people start splashing about unless the pump is on the water level drops. Evaporation also takes its toll.
    400,000 Litre in ground infinity pool, with 40,000 litre holding tank (116 235.703 04 gallon). Vinyl liner.
    Two Astralpool Cantabric sand filters, 900mm diameter, each with 550kg of sand.
    Two ESI MP6 1.5kw 3 phase pumps.

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