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    I think floor drain is blocked-skimmer drain works

    Hello again,

    My pool floor drain has what looks like a shower head with 3 triangles in it(picture the radiation symbol), I will take a picture of it when it stops raining.

    I have 1 skimmer & 1 floor drain & I think the floor drain is plugged or turned off at the drain, only 1 line comes out of the ground to the pump.

    When I cover the skimmer drain with my hand the pump looses all water, so I think the floor drain is plugged, BUT I am able to turn the drain cover around with the net handle.

    At one time did they make on/off floor drains?

    I am thinking of turning off the return line valve at the pump & sticking one of those clog busters into the skimmer drain & trying to clear the floor drain that way

    Is that a good idea?

    TIA

    Bob
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    Re: I think floor drain is blocked-skimmer drain works

    Bob,

    The main drain may be plumbed into the skimmer. Do you have one or two holes in the bottom of the skimmer?
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    Re: I think floor drain is blocked-skimmer drain works

    duraleigh,

    you are DA MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My skimmer had a bunch of sand in it from blind vacuuming when the pool was green, so after your post I shut off the pump & took a good look & sure enough there is a small valve in there, had the wife come out & watch what happened at the pump when i turned the lever(I had the valve on recirculate) & BAM pine needles & sand shot out of the return & a bunch of gravel & assorted **** filled the pump basket.

    Flow to the skimmer went down dramaticly yet I still had full volume of water to the pump.

    My pool will be totally clear tomorrow morning!

    I can not thank you enough, if I had paid a pool company $200+ to turn that valve for me---%$#& *^%$#@

    If it wasn't for this forum I would be complaining about how tired I am from filling in the pool in.

    Thanks again

    Bob
    I consider myself very lucky I found this site before the pool store found me-pool owner since Nov 2008- Stunningly clear 17,000 gal fiberglass pool, thanks to this site, installed in 1982-24" 3.1sq. ft sta-rite sand filter, 1 hp - 2 speed wisperflo pump-WFDS-4

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