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Thread: No bottom drain. Any affect on a SWG???

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    No bottom drain. Any affect on a SWG???

    The bottom drain on my pool was filled in before I purchased my house. I guess it had a leak??? The only return have to the filter is 1 skimmer. Will this cause an issue with a SWG? I am afraid the salt could stay at the bottom of the pool.
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    Re: No bottom drain. Any affect on a SWG???

    Welcome to the foruM!

    To answer your question, no, salt won't stay at the bottom of the pool. A MD is not really needed in a pool. Do you have more than one return and can you point it down into the deep end, or do you not have a deep end? Either way not a big deal.
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    Re: No bottom drain. Any affect on a SWG???

    I have 2 returns. One in the deep end is an eyeball pointed down. The One in the shallow end is a regular outlet.
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    Re: No bottom drain. Any affect on a SWG???

    Perfect. That is all you need?
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    Re: No bottom drain. Any affect on a SWG???

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985 View Post
    Perfect. That is all you need?
    For now...
    26k inground, Fiberglassed Concrete, CircuPool SJ-45, Gulfstream HE125Ra Heat Pump, Hayward Pump, Polaris 9300 Cleaner

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    Re: No bottom drain. Any affect on a SWG???

    Your Polaris should help keep the bottom water circulated. In addition, it's a good idea to brush the pool at least once a week.

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