Help needed - Chamber next to skimmer

Spyrus

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May 21, 2018
9
Indianapolis, IN
I'm not sure what this chamber is but I thought the water level was supposed to always stay low. We got a TON of rain last night and when I looked in this chamber/hole today it was the highest I've ever seen the water.

Should I be worried? Should I try to get a pump down there to get it low again? What is its purpose?
 

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CarolineM

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Jun 20, 2018
216
Annapolis, MD
It’s purpose is to monitor your water table. You don’t want the water high in there, so pumping water out and away from the pool area is best.
 
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JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
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As long as the water in the pool is higher than the water in the tube, you should be ok.

The main concern is when the pool is drained and the ground water is high, the pool can float out of the ground.

Try to make sure that the water in the pool is always at least 18" above the water in the tube.
 

CarolineM

Silver Supporter
Jun 20, 2018
216
Annapolis, MD
I keep mine low as we sometimes get very heavy rains and I don’t want to have to worry about it during the rain. Once the rain stops I go out and check and use a sump pump if needed. I’d rather be safe than sorry.