Just bought a house with a pool. The pool is about 40 years old and needs a bit of maintenance. I finally have the chemistry down and I am at a point where I need to change out the DE powder in the filter. I ran some phosphate killer and need to purge the system to get it out of the filter.
When I had my "pool school", the pool guy and I did the entire process so I am good there. My issue is a clogged deck drain.
I have 4 3" circular drains around the pool. I am only assuming they are all connected and they all do not drain. Aside from smashing the covers, I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to remove the drain cover. Are these things one giant unit? Do the covers come off some how?
I want to snake the drain but I cannot get the snake down there. One of the covers is broken and I was able to shove my smaller shop vac in up to a point to suck up the left over DE powder, dirt, leaves from the last 40 years. Other than that, I am stuck.
I searched the forum for an answer but couldn't find anything close; perhaps I am using the incorrect terms?