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    Pipe rebuild underwater

    I'm going to be rebuilding my suction-side manifold, and have FOUR pipes that are about 8 inches under the pool water level. #1 skimmer, #2 vacuum robot, #3 main drain, #4 spa drain. I expect I could temporarily use pool side plugs for #1 and #2, but is there a way to block the drains? Otherwise I would have to use a wet PVC glue, and cut, deburr, bevel, clean and glue while the water is running out. That's possible, but messy. (I could lower the pool by 10 inches also ...)

    Thanks for suggestions!
    Tampa FL area, 10,600 gallon in-ground, with "spa", built c. 1994.

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    Re: Pipe rebuild underwater

    (I could lower the pool by 10 inches also ...)
    That's what I would do. An "extended backwash and rinse" .
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    Re: Pipe rebuild underwater

    WTG,

    Your only real option is to drop the level of your pool water below the level of any repairs...

    It will be much less work, and a more reliable repair than trying to do it under water.

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2, added small 3 person Caldera Spa.

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