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Ldecicco

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Dec 5, 2020
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Sacramento
New pool owner and would love some insight/prediction. I have an in ground pool with a skimmer and a main drain.

I started draining my pool yesterday with the pump off from 8pm-11pm and that drowned half the pool.

I went out there this morning at 10 to realize I didn’t turn the timer off so the pump turned back on at 6 with the water level 8 inches below the skimmer.

The pump wasn’t squeeling or hot and was still circulating a little bit of water from what I can see because of my main drain. I rushed to turn it off and didn’t see what the PSI was.

Do you think I broke it? Or did the main drain save it?
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Welcome to the forum!

Time will tell. When you get the pool refilled, prime the pump and watch for any seal leaks (drips from where the motor and pump meet), unusual sounds, etc.
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
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Bedford, TX
L,

If the pump was not noticeably hot, I think you will be fine.. But the only way to tell for sure is when you fire the pump up again.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 
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