Question about lowering water level


May 28, 2018
Dalton, MA
So with all the rain near me lately I’m frequently needing to lower my water to a level where the skimmer can be effective. I have a DE filter and what I usually do is drain the water and then bump it several times to discharge the DE then recharge it. My question is, do I need to do that? Is there a way to drain out water using the pump without needing to recharge it with DE? I guess if there isn’t I could just use the cover pump and let it run for an hour or so.


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
I see the same thing from last year.

If you have a bump type DE filter, you do not have a multiport valve. So you cannot go to Waste. So use your sub pump as you did last year.