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    First time pool owner

    Hey everyone, as the title suggests I'm new to pools but I have done some research beforehand. However, in my experience the best learning comes from joining a forum.
    I have a few problems with the pool like the lights not coming on which is what I assume a bad GFCI. I was told it was leaking but have yet to do a "bucket test". There is more but for now I don't want to make this too long.
    To start, I put a picture labeled with 1,2,3 which I still don't know what it could be. I am thinking 3 might be a fill valve? I will have to remove box 2 to see inside. 1 I have no idea. The bad GFCI can also be seen. Anyone know what 1 is? I tried to put as much info I could get in the signature as requested in forum rules. Thanks in advance.
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    Re: First time pool owner

    Welcome to TFP!

    1. Is the manifold for the in floor cleaner popups.

    2. Is the deck box where the pool light wires are connected to the power source.

    3. No idea, what happens when you turn it?
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    Re: First time pool owner

    I would guess #3 is an auto fill line. Just a guess, but it looks plausible.
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    Re: First time pool owner

    Well today I replaced the GFCI which was getting 120V. After switching it with a new GFCI the lights are now working and the lights turn off when the GFCI is tripped.

    I turned the blue valve which did have water rush through it for the first partial second but didn't fill the pool. I went to my main water meter just to confirm and no water was being used. So 3 has water but is not using it and there are not other valve except on the main system.

    For now I put a garden hose to fill the pool up to the skimmer level and will try the suction valves once it is full. It has used close to 1500 gallons so far to raise about 2-4 inches.

    Thanks so much for letting me know what 1 and 2 are. Now I know what those "sprinkler things" are in the pool. Still lost on number 3 for now.
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    Re: First time pool owner

    Do you have a mister system anywhere? #3 could be piping to a mister system...
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    Re: First time pool owner

    Well, shoot! I thought that might be it. I guess we will have to wait and see.
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