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    Pool water level? Not sure how high I should be?

    Here is a picture of my pool, its kind of hard to see the level of water but if you look closely there seems to be a ring of stain around it several inches higher than my current level. (I need to clean that off if possible) Anyways its about 3 inches above the bottom of the skimmer intake.

    What do you guys think, does it need to be higher?

    http://i.imgur.com/USNIfTv.jpg

    Thank you!

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    Re: Pool water level? Not sure how high I should be?

    I don't think you want the water that high, but it does need to be about mid level on the skimmer.
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    Re: Pool water level? Not sure how high I should be?

    As samanthamartin777 said, water about half way up the skimmer opening is ideal. Where you are now is fine (if I "read" the picture correctly).
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    Re: Pool water level? Not sure how high I should be?

    Yep, halfway up the skimmer opening is great.

    That ring will probably come off with a Magic Eraser. Look around all the dish soaps and household cleaners at the grocery store.
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    Re: Pool water level? Not sure how high I should be?

    Thanks guys, the previous owner did mention using a magic eraser but I was worried they would be abrasive to the surface. But if they are safe to use I have a box of them already. (3 kids)

    Its about 2 inches above skimmer opening today, I suppose I need to add some water? I think its so low now its keeping the flapper on the skimmer basket from moving.

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    Re: Pool water level? Not sure how high I should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aleforge View Post
    Thanks guys, the previous owner did mention using a magic eraser but I was worried they would be abrasive to the surface. But if they are safe to use I have a box of them already. (3 kids)

    Its about 2 inches above skimmer opening today, I suppose I need to add some water? I think its so low now its keeping the flapper on the skimmer basket from moving.
    If you're not seeing a vortex in the skimmer and there's no sound like a toilet flushing, the water is high enough. The flapper won't move unless there's waves. So if no one is in the pool, it won't move much. Work on the ring while it's out of the water.
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    Re: Pool water level? Not sure how high I should be?

    OK will do Richard! And it looks fine, no vortex or noise. I appreciate the help!

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