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Thread: Need help draing 70's era pool.

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    Need help draing 70's era pool.

    Hi all,

    I am helping a friend with her lovely forest green water and a cya of 100. We are drawing down the water in an attempt to get the cya in a better range (30). The pool is ~20 x 36 oval inground plaster with a spa. The skimmer has 2 holes in the bottom. One is definately sucking. Where does the other go? to the main drain? What I've noticed is that the spa emptied quick and the first 3-4 inches went quick and then the skimmer stopped sucking because it was below the water level and consequently the suction slowed down.

    What I don't know is how the pool is plumbed.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Need help draing 70's era pool.

    If the main drain is connected to the skimmer as you suspect, you will have to get a submersible pump to continue draining.


    the only way to use the pool pump, would be to have teh skimmer and main drain plumbed indepentently back to the pump, with valves on each line. You could then close the skimmer valve, and continue from the main drain.
    Divin Dave,
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    Re: Need help draing 70's era pool.

    Thanks for the reply Divin Dave, so far it seems to be drawing. I stuck the vacuum hose in the skimmer and hung the other end in the pool
    25000 gal IG gunite plaster. Built in spa, built 1984.
    48 SF Hayward DE-4800 filter
    1 hp Hayward super pump
    3/4 hp Polaris PB-4 booster pump, Polaris 380
    Taylor K-2006 test kit

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