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    What is this??

    At my pump/filter area, and in between the 3 returns and the 2 skimmer pipes, where they go into the ground, is a standpipe that has water that is a couple of inches below the opening of the pipe, any thoughts?
    hope I gave enough detail.

    Thanks in advance
    Tony
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    That's the mounting location for your flugenbaffler valve. It's usually plumbed directly into the farginmagiggy but in your case the PB seems to have missed this step. This is very difficult to fix yourself as a klaxxon wrench and a triaxial gauge are required to correctly align the valve. If you don't have those tools then you'll likely be paying big bucks to a pool installer to do the install.

    On the up-side you can safely ignore my entire post since I have no idea what I'm talking about.
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    LOL,
    Im pretty sure I got farther into your post before I realised what you were doing....too funny. Thanks for the laugh!!
    Tony
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    maybe a photo would help?

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    Until the right answer comes along.

    I had a similar pipe.
    Mine ended up being the "OLD" waste discharge pipe, that apparently clogged up on the old homeowners.
    They cut it off, abandoned it, and went with the Flex hose to the garden approach instead
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    Quote Originally Posted by EskimoPie

    On the up-side you can safely ignore my entire post since I have no idea what I'm talking about.
    We usually do!

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    Could this be the overflow pipe? I have one off of my auto-fill now. Currently it has a 90 and terminates vertically after about a foot of pipe. I will be plumbing this into my drain system and out to the street. Possibly someone forgot to tie it in and there it sits?

    Could it be the air intake for the spa jets? --- no that can't be it --- it's flooded....

    Maybe it's a head calculator! 30 foot vertical section of pipe -- see how high the water will go!

    Just a few ideas.....

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    If this is an older pool sometimes lines were installed to be used for pool cleaners. It would only be completed if the owner bought the cleaner. Otherwise the pipe just sat there unused.

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    I will try and take a picture and get it posted
    Tony
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    My Pool set up:

    28,000 gal, 40x32x16 True "L" IGP, 3-8.5 ft depth, Hayward 1.5hp Super Pump, Pro Seriews 300# sand filter, 2 skimmers, 3 returns, Barracuda III suction cleaner

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