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Thread: Main Drain

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    Wilmington Il

    Main Drain

    Hi everybody, I am getting a 33 ft round above ground pool installed soon and was wondering if a main drain is worth installing or not. All opinions appreciated.

    Thank You

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    Tallahassee, FL

    Re: Main Drain

    I am sad to

    I was SO excited with the idea of having a main drain! Oh now all I have to do is sweep to the middle and the main drain will take care of it for me..........nope. It does not work that well.

    When we get a new liner down the road I will be closing up the main drain some how

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    Houston, Texas

    Re: Main Drain

    I second the "no" on the main drain. It will just be one more thing to winterize when you close the pool. Also since above ground pools are usually only 4-5 feet deep at most, it will be an obstacle for people to jam their toes into when walking around the pool.
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