Fill tube?

Cmahon

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May 29, 2018
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Arlington, tx
I have a PVC pipe that is coming out of the ground near my facet. I ran water thru it and noticed it cam out a hole on the side of the pool. Guessing this was a fill tube at some point. Is this normal and if so should there be more to it than just holding a hose to it?
 

jblizzle

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May 19, 2010
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Where is the hole in your pool? I have one that's actually coming out of my deck and it is plumbed in to the fresh water supply so I can turn it on and it'll spray water into the pool to refill
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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I have a PVC pipe that is coming out of the ground near my facet. I ran water thru it and noticed it cam out a hole on the side of the pool. Guessing this was a fill tube at some point. Is this normal and if so should there be more to it than just holding a hose to it?
It could have been for a pressure cleaner like a Polaris 280.

A description of your pool and a pic of that area may give us some clues.
 

kadavis

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Apr 5, 2015
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That is fairly normal for older pool fill lines. It would be connected to waterline coming out of house with shutoff valve to fill pool manually
 

kadavis

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You need to tap into waterline and add a valve w/anti-siphon. A picture of the faucet area could help. If you have plumbing skills it should be straight forward.
 

jblizzle

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Yep that is definitely a manual fill line but is very similar to the one in my 70's era pool. Should be straightforward to add a valve and anti siphon device as mentioned above
 

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