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    Adding Water

    Lowered water 6" below skimmer at closing. Taking cover off today. If water is green, do I go ahead and start filling before I start slamming?

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    Re: Adding Water

    Yes because you need the pump operating during SLAM
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    Re: Adding Water

    Thanks, that's sort of what I thought. One more question. Do I need to wait until the water level is at or above the skimmer before starting the slam?

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    Re: Adding Water

    Not if you have a bottom drain and the pump can run.

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    Re: Adding Water

    I know this probably sounds like a dumb question, but how do I know if have a bottom drain or not? Haven't been dealing with pools that long.

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    Re: Adding Water

    I would just wait to get the water over the skimmer unless your suction side is plumbed to have a valve to shut off the skimmer. If the main drain is plumbed through the skimmer you will probably suck air and loose prime on the pump.

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    You and I posted at the same time, just wait - easier and not much lost time
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    Re: Adding Water

    Sorry about the signature issue. I am on a mobile and it won't let me update. My signature works fine on my desktop. I guess I should wait until I am at my desktop before I post. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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    No inconvenience, the signature just helps us answer questions a little easier. Post away on your mobile and just update when you get to the desktop and have a minute.
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    Re: Adding Water

    Is your pool inground? Do you have a drain grate on the bottom of the pool in the deepest part of the pool?
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