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Thread: Hydrostatic Valves Recommended?

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    Hydrostatic Valves Recommended?

    I'm encountering a little bit of ground water during my install......right now I'm staying ahead of it with a sump pump and based on the location of my pool, I don't expect the water table to be a huge problem. If I were to let things go unattended, the water would raise to approximately 3 inches above the finish grade in the hopper.

    Considering a hydrostatic check valve in one of the main drains just to be sure that I don't run into any floating liners, but the valves seem to come with their own concerns....

    Any advice??

    (Still fairly new to the forum, but have already benefited greatly from the input of others!)


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    Re: Hydrostatic Valves Recommended?

    I'd put one in, myself. If you ever have to drain for any reason, you risk floating the pool which would probably crack pipes and create a whole world of problems. It might be required by code, too.
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