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    Pipe to nowhere…

    I was clearing the landscaping behind my pool when I came across a flexible PVC pipe w/an open end. I did an exploration dig to see if it was just left over from when the pool was developed. The flexible PVC is attached to a 1 ½ hard PVC. I stopped digging at this point. I purchased the house 3 years ago and have never used, nor knew about this hose. Does anyone know what this hose is used for?
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    Re: Pipe to nowhere…

    It might go to a well point under the pool to lower the ground water if the pool ever had to be drained. Do you have a dry well near the pool?

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    Re: Pipe to nowhere…

    No, no dry well. I have a channel drain on two sides of the pool deck could it be from that?
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    Re: Pipe to nowhere…

    Do you have an auto fill?
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    Re: Pipe to nowhere…

    It could be an overflow line, or a ground water drain, or something left over from a previous renovation. Or it might be something else entirely.
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    Re: Pipe to nowhere…

    We have one as well and it's overflow pipe like JasonLion stated. I had the landscapers put in a dry well at the end of it but I had the same questions when a random pipe just went into the middle of my yard.
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    Re: Pipe to nowhere…

    We had that. Went UP into the landscaping. So dirty water went into the pool when the pool tried to overflow I guess. We had it piped to the street after realizing that if the pool did overflow in a storm it might flow into the house. Two grand well spent, when we were out of town for 8" of rain one week. No worries.

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    Re: Pipe to nowhere…

    Thanks everyone...great insight. I def. don't want dirty water flowing back into the pool. Add another project to the honey-do list...extending the pool overflow pipe into a dry well.
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