Fountain draining into pool when fountain switched off

VeganDIYer

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Apr 17, 2021
1
Florida
My pool fountain sits higher than the level of my pool and has 2 steps down that spill over into the main pool. Lately, when I turn off the fountains the fountain water levels drain down and it takes awhile to fill back up and start flowing when I turn the fountains back on. They run on their own pump if that helps diagnose my issue. Thank you!
 

ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
29,033
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Welcome to TFP.

Where is the intake to the fountain pump?

Post pics of your equipment and your pool and fountain.
 

Jimrahbe

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TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
23,091
Bedford, TX
V,

It is something new they just discovered.. It is called gravity. Almost like magic it forces water to try and maintain the same level.. :poke:

The only way to fight gravity is with a check valve.. If it worked before and now does not, it means your check valve is bad.

Check the line that feeds your fountain and see if you can identify a check valve. If you are not sure, show us some pics...

Thanks,

Jim R.
 
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