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    Mysterious pipe and conduit

    Today, I investigated the 1" PVC pipe and 3/4" conduit which sticks out of the concrete of the equipment pad. Both have water in them at a level just below the concrete of the pad. both are open at the top.

    Any ideas what these may be? should i blow compressed air in them to see if i get bubbles in the pool somewhere?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Mysterious pipe and conduit

    Compressed air sounds like a good idea.

    They could lead to a pool (or spa) light niche, or a pressure side pool cleaner port, or supply air to spa jets, or just be abandoned from previous features that were removed.
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    Re: Mysterious pipe and conduit

    Thanks! I'll build a contraption to connect a pond air pump to it and see what happens.
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    Re: Mysterious pipe and conduit

    We found a buried stub of pvc about 18 inches from our pad. When I put a leaf blower up to it, we got air out of a jet we thought was just plugged. Turns out it is an air jet after all.

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    Re: Mysterious pipe and conduit

    Well, the conduit is abandoned under the deck and the water in it was rain/ wash water. I had water bubble up though a crack in the grout between the bricks and once it emptied out water didn't seep back into it which tells me it is not connected to the pool.

    The pipe leads to a jet (no eyeball in it) in the pool which I thought lead to the skimmer as a safety port. Now thinking how to use it... Maybe install a water level sensor in it? That way I can have an automatic pool filler... Any other ideas?

    Thanks!
    Suley, West Hills, CA
    IG 23000 Gallons with IG Spa Gunite plaster, Pentair Intelliflo VS 3HP, Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 420 Cartridge filter, Teledyne Laars One series 400,000 BTU Nat Gas Heater, Hayward Max Flo 1HP Single Speed Spa pump, Noisy Spa blower, Dolphin Deluxe 4 robotic vacuum.

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