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How do you lower the level of your pool water?

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2011-06-02 14:32:43
2011-06-02 14:32:43

There's a plumber's way: go to a hardware store and ask them for a faucet piece that will connect to an outdoor faucet to PULL water thru a hose from the pool. Some people purchase a quality "Little Giant" fountain pump that would have a garden hose fitting attached. You can then place the pump on the top step or support it over the coping. Most of these pumps do not shut off automatically, so keep an eye on its progress.

But basic physics offers a cheaper, if less precise, method: manual siphoning. Take a garden hose or any length of hose that will reach from your pool to wherever you want the water drained to and place the entire hose inside pool water to try and fill it with as much water as you can. Pull one end of the hose out toward your drainage area making sure the other end is securely left in the pool. You can literally suck on the end of the hose a few times until you feel the water coming out, and it will drain your pool.

As with a pump, keep an eye on the siphon. A good way would be to raise the end of the hose that is in the pool to or at the level in which you want the water to stop running. Mind you this is not an accurate way but it will keep your pool from draining below the skimmers.

Both ways work, but both require periodic checks. You do not want to have to add more water back into the pool.

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