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    skimmer question

    The bottom of my skimmer has two holes. One goes to the pump and the other has a plug in it. After I drained the skimmer I noticed water seeping out of the plugged one. I bought the house with the pool don't the exact plumbing layout . The PB who closed the pool the first year said the floor drain is sealed.Could the floor drain be connected to that plug in the skimmer?

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    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: skimmer question

    More than likely that pipe is connected to the main drain. It is a common way to plumb a main drain. They may have sealed it because it was leaking or they just didn't want to use it any more. Main drains aren't really necessary, they just add a little deep water circulation.
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    Re: skimmer question

    yes, done so if your water level gets low water comes from there to fill ur skimmer enough to keep pump a little wet

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