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    water level too low?

    Hi

    I accidentally left the pump (unplugged) in the pool when it reached below the jets for closing. The water level subsequently is significantly lower than we usually keep it at for closure. Could someone please let me know what the the minimal safe level is for freezing and to keep our liner in place.

    Thanks,
    Nicole
    [color=#0000BF]16x32 inground vinyl liner approx 23 000 gallons
    22" cyclone sand filter, 1 HP pump
    solar cover, solar heating panels
    Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Nicole, the answer depends on your water table. For the most part, the liner will not suffer as long as there is ~6" of water still in the shallow end. However, if you get a lot of rain or snowmelt, the water 'may' build up under the liner and cause wrinkles

    If your cover allows water to pass through it, and you don't get a major deluge before spring, you should be OK. If there's a chance of a major rain before the pool can 'recoup', you may want to put some more water in.
    Luv& Luk
    -Ted

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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    I have no idea about our water table, but our pool is at the top of a hill, if that means anything. It flows down to a creek and a ravine behind our yard. There is probably a foot of water in the shallow end and since we need to leaf bag a great deal before we pull the cover over a couple of inches of water will be added. Our cover allows very very little water through...just through the occassional tear I'd imagine. So...think we're ok?
    Thanks again,,
    Nicole
    [color=#0000BF]16x32 inground vinyl liner approx 23 000 gallons
    22" cyclone sand filter, 1 HP pump
    solar cover, solar heating panels
    Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Being at the top of a hill, I think you'll be fine.

    Enjoy your winter and forget about the pool until your ready to swim next season
    Luv& Luk
    -Ted

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

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