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    What is this big tube? (New pool owner)

    I'd guess it's about 6 ft deep, and at the bottom there's either coarse sand, rocks, or random debris. It's very hard to get a good look at it. Googling hasn't gotten me anywhere. Thanks!

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    Re: What is this big tube? (New pool owner)

    It looks like you have a well point. They are typically installed in areas where ground water can get very high. It looks like you have a fiberglass pool. The well point allows you to drop a submersible pump in there to pump ground water away from the pool, so that pressure from the ground water doesn't deform the walls of the pool. You had a very considerate pool installer!
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    Re: What is this big tube? (New pool owner)

    Yeah, looks like a wellpoint to me, too. Congrats to your PB for his "plan ahead" thoughts.
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    Re: What is this big tube? (New pool owner)

    Awesome. Thanks for the quick replies.

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    Re: What is this big tube? (New pool owner)

    I'd keep an eye on it especially during the rainy season.

    I'd even consider getting a rod (something like they use at gas stations for checking tank levels) and check it every so often during periods of rain.
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    Re: What is this big tube? (New pool owner)

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3 View Post
    The well point allows you to drop a submersible pump in there to pump ground water away from the pool, so that pressure from the ground water doesn't deform the walls of the pool. You had a very considerate pool installer!
    Especially critical if you drain the pool to keep it from "floating." Seriously.
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