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    2 days of heavy rain, glob of earthworms sitting under main drain

    Hi all. My pool is operating just fine, but today I noticed a whole glob of dead earthworms. They're pretty large, at least 4-6" each, and only in one of four of the main drains in the center of my pool.

    I'm assuming this is nothing to be worried about, but what do I do about it?
    ~12k gallon, cartridge filter, IG, plaster, 2hp Pentair Whisperflo WF-28, 150gpm filter

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    Re: 2 days of heavy rain, glob of earthworms sitting under main drain

    Skim them out and lob them into the planters
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    Re: 2 days of heavy rain, glob of earthworms sitting under main drain

    I get about 10 or so every week in the bottom, more when we get heavy rains and the worms go on walkabout.

    Leaf rake gets them in short order. Nudge em with the rake, they pop off the bottom. Easy scooping.

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    Re: 2 days of heavy rain, glob of earthworms sitting under main drain

    Are the main drain covers supposed to be removable? Last I checked, mine didn't seem to come off very easily.

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    Re: 2 days of heavy rain, glob of earthworms sitting under main drain

    Quote Originally Posted by casastevo View Post
    Are the main drain covers supposed to be removable? Last I checked, mine didn't seem to come off very easily.
    No. If the worms are beneath the cover, maybe swim down with a hose and flush them out?
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    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: 2 days of heavy rain, glob of earthworms sitting under main drain

    What if I diverted all intake from the skimmers to the main drains in an attempt to suck them into the pump filter. Do you think that's worth a shot?

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    Re: 2 days of heavy rain, glob of earthworms sitting under main drain

    Quote Originally Posted by casastevo View Post
    What if I diverted all intake from the skimmers to the main drains in an attempt to suck them into the pump filter. Do you think that's worth a shot?
    Absolutely. I actually thought you'd tried that first.
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    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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