Recommendations for sump pump for well point that is 10 inches in diameter

Realtorchamp

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Aug 16, 2020
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North Alabama
I have pipe that is covered with a skimmer lid, we are getting a lot of rain and it has water in it. I am looking for recommendations for a vertical float pump that fits a 10 inch pipe.
 

YippeeSkippy

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Jan 17, 2012
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Is this a newly placed fiberglass pool? Have you ever noticed water in the tube (a de-watering point) before? Generally one only needs to deal with them if the water in the pool is lowered significantly or drained entirely. The weight of the water in the pool is heavy and that keeps the pool down against any upwards ground water pressure.

My tube is empty but if I ever had to use it (never have yet!) I'd drop a small sump pump down there. Nothing big nor permanent needed. But I do check in there now and then just to be sure of its "dryness".

Maddie
 

Realtorchamp

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Aug 16, 2020
5
North Alabama
Is this a newly placed fiberglass pool? Have you ever noticed water in the tube (a de-watering point) before? Generally one only needs to deal with them if the water in the pool is lowered significantly or drained entirely. The weight of the water in the pool is heavy and that keeps the pool down against any upwards ground water pressure.

My tube is empty but if I ever had to use it (never have yet!) I'd drop a small sump pump down there. Nothing big nor permanent needed. But I do check in there now and then just to be sure of its "dryness".

Maddie
I have had the pool about one year. I check the tube regularly and I have seen a little water before but not like yesterday. But last week when it was dry out side I noticed some water after I added water to the pool, that concerned me. But when it was raining, it was a lot of water. I did end up buying a sump pump that fit perfectly but I wish I had purchased an auto shut off one. But I felt better after removing the water. Hopefully there is no leak.
 

YippeeSkippy

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Is your soil clay? Does it tend to hold water? Was your fiberglass pool hole lined with gravel or sand? I'm just wondering if you're seeing a lot of ground water?

Maddie
 

YippeeSkippy

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well, clay soils hold on to water a lot longer than other types. I just don't think you have much to worry about- you say you got a lot of rain, and the skimmer lid itself has two finger holes allowing water in.... Just don't lower your pool water level and allow the weight of your pool's water keep the pool settled.

Maddie
 

Realtorchamp

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Aug 16, 2020
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North Alabama
well, clay soils hold on to water a lot longer than other types. I just don't think you have much to worry about- you say you got a lot of rain, and the skimmer lid itself has two finger holes allowing water in.... Just don't lower your pool water level and allow the weight of your pool's water keep the pool settled.

Maddie
Thanks Maddie I appreciate your advise.