How best to block an intake at pool bottom

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How best to block an intake at pool bottom

Postby minertom » Mon 22 May, 2017 10:41


I have a pool that has an intake at the bottom. There is a problem with a valve outside the intake pipe that I need to replace. However, since this intake is way below the valve, and there is no other shutoff point, if I cut the valve out of the system, water will flow out the pipe opening. Of course, I could drain the pool but that is really a last resort.

If I don't drain the pool I have to go down to the pool bottom and pull off the leaf guard but what is the best way to block that intake? I don't immediately know what the intake pipe size is. There must be some kind of product that is used for this purpose.

Thank You

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