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    Water table

    I need help. I am putting in a new liner in my pool. Problem is I can't keep the deepend dry. I have a backhoe and sump pumps. I have one 10ft hole by the end of the deepend with a pump running. The pool is 8ft. How can I beat the water table.
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    Re: Water table

    I am not an expert but here is my 2 cents. If you are trying to lower the water table more than a 1'-2' you might want to wait until the weather drys out. Or you could of course dig your 10' hole a bit deeper. The water will likely drop on its own once the spring rains pass.
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    Re: Water table

    I've also seen people mention digging a well near the pull and pumping the water from there, I imagine that could be costly and a mess.
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    Re: Water table

    Yea any ideas on how to handle it. What to set the pump in etc...
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    Re: Water table

    There are a wide range of approaches, depending on just how high the water table is and how quickly it refills after being pumped out. One approach is to wait until dry season. Sometimes you need multiple well points all the way around the pool, each with a sump pump. In extreme cases you sometimes have to install french drains all the way around the pool below the depth of the bottom of the pool.
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    Re: Water table

    Ok I mean if I pump the bottom out it will fill back up 1'6" by the next day.
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    Re: Water table

    Where are you located? Someone with as Bobcat with a post hole auger and an extension bit could probably drill you a series of dry wells around the perimeter of the deep end in under an hour, you might then consider lining them with PVC sewer pipe, and put sump pumps in each.

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