My wife and I just moved into a house in October that has a pool. It's the first time we're responsible for maintaining a pool.
We had a company close the pool after we took possession, and then open it a few weeks ago. We're starting to get a handle on the chemical side of things, but recently had quite a bit of rain. Water level is at the top of the skimmer and I'm trying to figure out how to lower it a couple of inches.
We have a Sat lite cartridge filter and I've attached a few photo's of the setup, labelling everything that is connected to the filter (heater, filter, skimmer shut off and main drain shut off - I know it doesn't show that well due to the red). We have what seems to be a backwash hose hooked up, but I have no idea how to divert water to it, as there is no ball filter there. However, there is a piece sticking up from it that you can see in the second photo. I have no idea what that is, what it does, or how to adjust/move/? it.
Any guidance/help/suggestions and certainly appreciated.