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    Pool drain on return plumbing

    Well, its getting time to uncover the pool and hook everything up for another fun filled simmer...

    I was thinking about cutting into my return line (hard plumbed), installing a "T" with 2 valves. One valve would be installed as the primary shutoff valve for the return line and the other valve would be used to open/close an additional line to quickly drain the pool during the fall closing (close return line valve and open drain line valve). This setup would allow me to drain the pool very quickly to the return eyeball level. Right now I use an electric pump to drain the pool.

    I am curious if anyone else has done something similar and if they wouldn't mind sharing some pictures.

    Thank you,

    Marvin
    24' x 54" Aqua Leader Influence Above Ground Pool
    Hayward Pro Series S180T Sand Filter w/Zeobrite
    Hayward Power-Flo Martix SP1592FP Pump
    Lamotte ColorQ Pro 7 Test Kit
    Aquabot Pool Rover Jr. Pool Cleaner
    All equipment is hard plumbed

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    Re: Pool drain on return plumbing

    Does your sand filter have a waste setting on the multivalve?
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    Re: Pool drain on return plumbing

    Yes, the sand filter has a waste option however, the return eyeball is installed below the bottom flange of the skimmer.

    -Marvin
    24' x 54" Aqua Leader Influence Above Ground Pool
    Hayward Pro Series S180T Sand Filter w/Zeobrite
    Hayward Power-Flo Martix SP1592FP Pump
    Lamotte ColorQ Pro 7 Test Kit
    Aquabot Pool Rover Jr. Pool Cleaner
    All equipment is hard plumbed

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