Well my journey to new liner for my 16x36 inground pool has been a nightmare
1) Liner comes out, find ground water coming back in when you get to about 2 feet from deep end
2) find that well points were sunk during construction, however cannot find where they terminate. Probably under my concrete patio
3) lines cut along the wall, new hose snaked up behind walls to new exit point at deck level. Pumping begins
4) deep end hits water free while pumps are running, sand is smoothed, liner goes in, water starts getting pumped in
5) power goes out in our entire neighborhood, pumps shut down, groundwater seeps back in, liner installation ruined
6) pull the liner out and start over however now that evening, neighbor aroudn the corner complains about water coming down street from pumps
7) town shuts the crew down, now we need dewatering permit
8) 3 weeks later, permit FINALLY approved, now we're starting again, and neighbors cant complain about nothing haha
However got a few questions from you pool gurus.....
My liner installer plans on pumping to the street (per the permit instructions) until the liner goes in, at which point they then plan on pumping the ground water back into the pool so that no more water is being pumped off property, and it helps fill the pool quickly. He said as long as its coming out clear and clean, it shouldnt be an issue. Is he correct?
That being said, i'd like to only pump ground water in until we hit the proper point of hydrostatic pressure where we can shut the punmps off and finish filling with hose water. I'm assuming since we only had about 1.5 to 2 ft of ground water in the deep end, once we fill to the point where the deep end levels out to the shallow end, we should have no problem with ground water seepage since the pressure should be enough to hold it back while we finish filling with garden hose?
Or should i just us the ground water entirely since it will pump pretty quickly and just chemically stabilize it once everything is said and done. Let the filter do its job filtering out particles, and vaccum to waste anything that settles to the bottom?