Missing pipe under main drain

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Missing pipe under main drain

Postby Sunshinez » Sat 31 Mar, 2018 00:43

We just moved to a house with a pool and I'm so excited! Problem is the pool is empty and we have no clue what or if anything was wrong. After a good rain the water never drained out so we took a look at the drain in the deep end. It was full of rocks! We thought someone may have dumped them in there but after digging out almost a 5 gallon bucket full the water drained and we looked down a noticed there is no pipe under the drain. We we're digging out rocks from under the pool the whole time! I don't know anything about pools but isn't there supposed to be a pipe there? It's a VERY large and very deep, almost commercial size, concrete pool. How do you fix this?? And what is the estimated cost?

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Re: Missing pipe under main drain

Postby Denniswiseman » Sat 31 Mar, 2018 02:45

Seeing as you didn't have a main drain origonally you don't need one. When main drains leak they are generally just blocked off
I wouldn't attempt to put one in now although the code is if fitted to have two to prevent entrapment
I would be inclined to do any remedial work while the pool is empty and draining out and then block up the the hole.
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Re: Missing pipe under main drain

Postby Teapot » Sat 31 Mar, 2018 05:36

Would that help? :lol:

Listen to what Dennis said, you do not need a main drain, so seal it up and get on with enjoying the pool.

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