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    Lowering water level

    We got a TON of rain overnight!! I need to lower the water level fast. I just backwashed last week and don't really want to have to use more DE. Is there a way to use the Waste or Rinse on my multi port valve to drain some water without losing DE? Is gonna rain all morning...
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    Re: Lowering water level

    Waste will send pool water straight out, bypassing the filter.
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    Re: Lowering water level

    Pull water to waste and it will bypass the filter and go straight to the lawn.
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    Re: Lowering water level

    Thank you both!!! I'm headed out now...water's almost to the deck!! Yikes!!
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    Re: Lowering water level

    Danny, Pat and TFP for the win!!! Catastrophe avoided!! I SO appreciate you all!!
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    Re: Lowering water level

    Awesome. Glad it worked out.
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    Re: Lowering water level

    Next time use a garden hose, push it fully into the water to fill the hose, plug one end and take it to a spot lower then your pool. Pull the opposite end up to where you want the water level to be and put something heavy on the hose to hold it at that height. Voila, good ole siphon stops when the water in the pool drops below the end you had in the high water.

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