Wow. I went the whole startup and summer without logging into TFP this year! I'm sorry, but I've been out by the pool having too much fun! Thank you for getting me on track TFP folks! Thank you!
Well, now that school is starting back up and it's getting coolish here I decided I don't want to be adding water every few days to keep our water level up to run the pump as well as slowly diminish our nice warm water.
Last year, I'll admit, I just let it go down to the leak level and only when the rain made the water level to the skimmer did I turn the pump on. That was not a great idea. It took forever to get the water clean and heated this spring. So I don't want to go through with that.
Our pool only has one skimmer and one return in the bottom of the deep end. The skimmer pipe is threaded and I rigged ABS pipe to go down 2-2.5 feet into the water which if memory serves will be about a 1 foot below the water line where the leak.
My question is if this holds it prime and actually works, do I have nothing to worry about? OR am I doing any adverse action to the pump motor by adding these 2 90 degree turns and length?
And now that I did this and look at he picture I realize I probablly could try capping the skimmer, but then I only have the deep end return running which, to be honest I don't know how much volume of water that is moving since its a really old pool.
Thank you, again!