draining pool due to uneven ground

Cathyinww

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Jul 9, 2020
29
Colorado
We are on a well (took 30 hrs to fill). It was crooked. We are draining but have no idea where it should go. We aren’t in city so no waste grates. Does it kill lawns or sink in? How do people get rid of their water???? This has been the worst experience and I wish I didn’t even get it because we are in way over our heads. I am grateful to those that take their valuable time to assist. Bless you. Also what do we need to do with the pump while we decide what to do? It was working mixing up salt for 24 hours and we powered it off.
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Then find the best place to out that amount of water. Ditch, etc. If you drain to lawn, you need to be sure it is well flushed afterwards to dilute the salt. You do not say where in Colorado, but many areas are quite dry and thus the salt could be an issue if you do not water that area or get rain to dilute the salt.
 
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Cathyinww

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Jul 9, 2020
29
Colorado
Ok I will run the sprinklers for sure. As it’s very dry.
Do you all kNow what I need to do with the pump? I turned it off while we decided what to do (was on filter for 24 hours). I’m grateful to y’all.
 

Cathyinww

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Jul 9, 2020
29
Colorado
We set the 32 x 16 x 52 up wrong. Have to take it down. Draining water now. There was one corner that was lower (too full). What do we do with the filter in the interim? We were filtering the salt.
 
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mknauss

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Not sure what you are concerned about. Drain the filter. You do not have a signature filled out so we have no idea what equipment you have.
 

Cathyinww

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Jul 9, 2020
29
Colorado
Intex 32 x 16 x 52
Manual indicated 9 x 40 lb bags
The Morton’s bags said 4 bags for that size a pool. What did y’all use for start up of your rectangular pool 32 x 16? Thanks so much!
 

mknauss

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Using Poolmath the volume of the pool is 15000 gallons. Is that what you are using? Please complete your signature. Create Your Signature - Further Reading

To get to 3000ppm or so would take the 9 bags. You should add 6 bags, circulate pool for at least 24 hours, then test the salinity with a K1766 test kit, and then add the amount of salt needed to reach your goal salinity.