I've came here for a while seeking advice but it's time I registered and asked my own question.
We had a small (10-11K gallon) pool installed about a year ago. We're looking at adding a pool heater to extend our swim season, however at the same time we'd like to re-locate the pool equipment.
We're wanting to just move it about 15 feet with out adding any bends. Going from the back corner of the house, to just a little further up the side of the house. We're doing this for looks, noise, and space as the currently location cuts into our usable back yard space.
My question is... Referencing this post http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...-Equipment-Pad
How do I go about preventing the pool from draining when I cut into the main line?
Is there something I can do to better prepare other than lowering the water line? I read people having valves ready to put in place but I'm unsure how the PVC glue would hold well enough if it got wet.
I though of covering the main drain up in the pool, but i'd have no way of covering the secondary main drain in the side wall of the pool.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.