Automatic Water Leveler

FLA Rider

LifeTime Supporter
Aug 8, 2010
Jacksonville, FL
I am in the middle of having a pool built. The PB, during the installation of the Automatic water leveler, they plug the 1/2" drain line. I notices this after they gunite it into the deck. When I question they about it, he says the drain does not work that well and we put a 11/2" hose at the equipment pad to drain the pool if it water gets too high. Any thoughts on what to do: can the plug that is glued into the the water leveler body be remover, make them replace the unit or don't worry about the drain feature and just use it as a water filler. The water leveler was part of a change order so I paid extra for it.


Bama Rambler

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 22, 2009
SouthWest Alabama
If you paid extra for it I'd either make them fix it or they'd have to refund the cost. You shouldn't have to pay for something you can't use, especially since it was their fault.


Well-known member
Jul 7, 2010
Oklahoma City
It's possible they put another overflow drain in the pool wall that drains near the equipment pad. I would want both options (auto drain & manual drain). You might just ask them, where the auto-overflow drain is located since they plugged the other one.