Sludge/Mud in drain prior to plaster

atlas5

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Hello all, had a quick question for those of you that have done this before, and I'm not sure I can believe what the PB will say. These pictures show the amount of rain and mud and whatever else has poured out of that cut off and since re-routed sewer line. I assume the liquid has found it's way down the pool drain because that is the low point and the pics show how much liquid was in there a couple weeks ago and is now dry. PB says plaster prep will clean the concrete, but I'm concerned about all that is now inside the pool drain plumbing. Is that a problem I should be concerned about? Thanks for any thoughts/comments, really appreciate it!
 

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kimkats

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One thing you could do is put a hose down there and let it rinse out the drain. It should bring up any yucky stuff is my thought.
 

atlas5

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Thanks @kimkats , here is a pic with the drain cover off so looks like it definitely has filled up the drain piping.
 

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kimkats

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Is your equipment in yet? I am changing my idea.......fine the pipe that is for the main drain if the equipment is not hooked up and flood it with water. If the equipment is hooked up you can put the hose in the pump with the basket out but you will have to have some one plug the skimmer to mke the water go to the main drain.

I would dig out as much dirt as you can to help things along.
 

atlas5

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Okay thank you for the thoughts @kimkats , there is no equipment yet so hopefully I can have them isolate that drain pipe and blow it out before anything is hooked up. They keep telling me it's not a big deal but it seems like a big deal to me, especially considering that was a sewer line. @DMS2014 The extra pipes sticking up are for the in-floor cleaning system, I believe everywhere there is that little stub out is where an ifcs pop up head will go.
 

kimkats

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For this it is going to be SO important for you to be there to make sure they do find a way to flush it.....yeah I have control issues bit it has paid off so many times like this. Trust yet verify!