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Thread: Draining Pool

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    Jul 2013
    Dallas, Texas

    Draining Pool

    Ok.. I am a new pool owner and I am so thankful I stumbled upon this site! I have been battling algae and realized that my CYA is too high-100 is all I got from my strip and also from LP store. I am getting the suggested test kit so I can SLAM my pool..but first I want to drain some water to get the CYA down. If I understand what I have been reading..I don't have to get a sub pump if I can drain from the bottom?
    14K gal, IG-plaster, 1.5HP WhisperFlo pump, 48sqft-DE480 filter, GPM-120

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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Draining Pool

    If you can isolate the main drain or have a vacuum hose that you cna use to drain water from the bottom you can use your main pump. Since you have a DE filter, if you have a multiport valve, you can just pump it to waste.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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