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    How do I use pool pump to drain

    Split by moderator from HERE. Please start a new topic for your own questions. Thanks, jblizzle

    I wanted to know this as well..so I connect my vacuum hose over the closest skimmer to the pump, close the second skimmer & let the water go to waste?
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    Re: Can I drain pool using pump?

    Also, if anyone can please tell me how much water I need to drain? I have a 40k pool with SWG. My CYA is 100, I'm aiming for CYA of 80.
    Thanks SOO much!!
    Starla
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    Re: How do I use pool pump to drain

    It's a direct ratio. If it really is 100 ppm then you need to drain 20% of the water to get to 80 ppm. I'd go a little more than that just to be safe.

    So about 8,000 gallons. Or if your average pool depth is about 5 feet, you'd need to drain about 1 foot.
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    Re: How do I use pool pump to drain

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    How sure are you about the 100ppm CYA reading? How did you test it?

    Realize that most good tests max out at 100ppm and you could be well above that.
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