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    How long should it take to fill the pool?

    My pool has bee filling for almost 40 hours so far and it is still 6 inches from the returns. The pool is approximately 18ft x 32ft and the deep end is 5ft 3in. I am using 2 garden hoses for the fill. I was told originally about 24 hours, but, am wondering if there might be something wrong. Can anyone give me some insight on this?
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    Re: How long should it take to fill the pool?

    Does it appear your pool has filled to a certain point and will not go higher, or has it taken 40 hours to get as high as it is and the water level is still rising? If you suspect a leak, then walk the property around your pool and check for soggy ground. Also make sure a waste valve is not open, especially if it is connected to the sewer system.
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    Re: How long should it take to fill the pool?

    It appears as though the pebbletec installers did not plug the proper fittings in my main drain. I am using a 32 inch main drain that has 3 2" fittings on it. Only one is used for the main drain and the other 2 have to be plugged. Plumber is on his way to fix it right now.
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    Re: How long should it take to fill the pool?

    Any update?

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    Re: How long should it take to fill the pool?

    It was as suspected. The plugs in the main drain were in the wrong location. Got them configured correctly and it is now full and not leaking. Thanks
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